Desert RatReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A good, above average noire. First 15 minutes a bit odd because the camera an two of the actors seem to be channeling Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon. I’m guessing this was at the insistence of the studio marketing guys. Anyway, after they get that out of their system its a pretty good tale. Intentionally hard to tell good guys from bad guys until it all wraps up at the end.
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Buster49Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2007
3.0 out of 5 stars
I'm not one to fall all over A productions at the expense of B films. Too many of the latter type are more entertaining and this film is a good example. The script unfolds in an entertaining, no-frills manner but is significantly heightened by the quirky characters. Sean McClory definitely stands out but check out that slob of a ship's captain. You don't really know what to make of the characters. Plunder is not overlong and has great location scenery. Glenn Ford's movies are among my all-time favorites especially his Columbia films and this WB movie is no exception to an entertaining output. One reviewer compared his niche at this time to Robert Mitchum's. I totally agree and this movie could easily have been a Mitchum/RKO film.
I wish more of Glenn Ford's films were avialable on dvd. Check this title out for a fun popcorn viewing at the movies.