World for Ransom

TitleWorld for Ransom
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1954
AuthorsAldrich, Robert
Running Time1h 22min
Date Released01/27/1954
DistributorAllied Artists Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

World for Ransom is a 1954 Cold War film noir. Mike Callahan (Dan Duryea) is an Irish émigré and war veteran working in Singapore as a private detective. He takes on a case from a former lover, now a nightclub singer. She thinks her husband Julian March (Patric Knowles) is involved in criminal activities and asks him to help out. Callahan learns that a man named Alexis Pederas (Gene Lockhart) has involved Julian in a plot to kidnap a prominent nuclear scientist Sean O'Connor and hold him for ransom to the highest bidder. O'Connor is one of the only four men in the world that knows how to detonate the H-Bomb.

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