Any Mickey Spillane story is going to seem misogynistic today, but this one fits its era just fine. Granted, you have to take the plot with the same grain of salt as THE BIG SLEEP, but the visual style, atmosphere and performances are wonderful. I'll never understand how a film like this slips through the cracks while one like DETOUR is regarded as a classic.
Where else can you find a noir that includes Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, Gene Evans, Peggie Castle, Bruno VeSota, Barry Kelley, James Millican, Jay Adler, Lawrence Dobkin, and Paul Dubov in the cast? If anyone out there hasn't seen it, do yourself a favor and try to find a copy somewhere.