One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being tortured until she dies. Hammer, both for vengeance and in hopes that "something big" is behind it all, decides to pursue the case.

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  1. Mickey Spillane


  2. A.I. Bezzerides


  3. Robert Aldrich


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  1. Ralph Meeker

    Ralph Meeker

    Mike Hammer

  2. Albert Dekker

    Albert Dekker

    Dr. G.E. Soberin

  3. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart

    Carl Evello

  4. Juano Hernández

    Juano Hernández

    Eddie Yeager

  5. Wesley Addy

    Wesley Addy

    Lt. Pat Murphy

  6. Marian Carr

    Marian Carr


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 46m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • May 18, 1955
    NR, Theatrical



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