Ted Tetzlaff (1947)

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Having served a long apprenticeship as a cinematographer and waited six years after his debut with World Premiere, Ted Tetzlaff finally turned full-time director with this dynamic thriller down Panama way. He'd clearly picked up a few tips from Alfred Hitchcock during the shooting of Notorious. But this is more a comedy adventure than a suspense mystery, with shamus Pat O'Brien and the murderous Walter Slezak going hell for leather to find a map revealing the site of untapped oil reserves. With Percy Kilbride chipping in as a wisecracking cabbie and Anne Jeffreys providing sultry duplicity as a nightclub chanteuse, it's brisk, brash entertainment.


An unscrupulous scavenger finds himself in possession of a map leading to rich South American oil deposits, but fellow booty-seekers are hot on his heels - can he and his singer girlfriend outwit their rivals and find the treasure? Adventure, starring Pat O'Brien, Walter Slezak and Anne Jeffreys.

Cast & Crew

Dan Hammer Pat O'Brien
Molinar Walter Slezak
Maxine Anne Jeffreys
Pop Percy Kilbride
Walter Gredson Jerome Cowan
Rues George Givot
Dominguez Jason Robards Sr
Director Ted Tetzlaff
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Language: EnglishBlack and white