A murky World War II actioner in which James Stewart and Spencer Tracy further the Allied cause by smuggling rubber out of Jap-infested Malaya with the help (sometimes given under 'persuasion') of the planters. Tracy does the rough stuff as an uncommitted adventurer; Stewart handles the message as a man with a score to settle (his brother was killed fighting in the Pacific). You'd think the film was still fighting the war, the way Stewart carries on, getting himself killed (Tracy too) while indomitably waving the flag. It's made, such as it is, by the excellent supporting cast which seems to have Casablanca vaguely in mind.
Cast and crew
Spencer Tracy James Stewart Valentina Cortese Sydney Greenstreet Lionel Barrymore Gilbert Roland John Hodiak