Approved | | Crime, Drama, History
In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down Communists.
According to Scott Eyman, in his John Wayne biography, in Italy the title of this movie was changed to "Marijuana", and the dialogue soundtrack modified to indicate that McLain (John Wayne) was an agent searching for drug smugglers.
I've had a belly full of this East Texas cotton-chopping jerk.
Jim McLain: Did you ever chop cotton?
Poke: Nah, I'm from the country club set. That chopping cotton's for white trash and niggers!
Early in the film, when they're flying into the Hawaiian Islands, the stewardess points out Molokai Island "on the left" and Oahu "on the right", but the views out the windows show the opposite. Otherwise, the plane would have to be flying backward.
Closing credits epilogue: The Incidents in this motion picture are based on the files of the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Congress of the United States. Names and places have been changed. We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of this Committee.
The version released in Italy and some other European countries is retitled Marijuana and has John Wayne chasing drug smugglers instead of communists.