Lucky Jordan ★★★½

Ladd's first solo starrer after zooming to prominence with This Gun for Hire is an easy going spy/crime pastiche laced with humor. He's relaxed and charismatic easily carrying the picture.

Leading lady Helen Walker is quite fetching in her screen bow. A very good actress she suffered a devastating personal misfortune that stalled what could have been a solid career and then was cut down at a young age by cancer.

While there's no doubt this was meant to be a morale booster it manages to entertain by balancing its flag waving and storytelling.