Exiled American mobster is brought to Montreal by the Reds to orchestrate kidnapping of atomic scientist. Will the mobster's latent patriotism come to the fore? (It's 1955, so of course it will, with a little needling from Eddie G.).
OK film starts off well, but too leisurely paced, and gets excessively flabby as it nears the climax. Not bad, though if the rest was as good as the climax, it would be closer to very good. Anyone expecting fireworks from Raft or Robinson will be disappointed; neither do much more than order the supporting cast around. Robinson, especially, is low-key to the point of being soporific. Often labeled a noir, but definitely not, just a police procedural.
The filmmakersmake an attempt to get the unusual Montreal setting right, with bilingual signs and Quebec plates, but it's pretty obvious it was filmed in Brentwood or another LA suburb.