|Directed by||Sidney Salkow|
|Produced by||Leonard Goldstein|
|Screenplay by||Oscar Brodney|
|Story by||Oscar Brodney|
|Starring||Yvonne de Carlo|
|Edited by||Ted J. Kent|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$1.5 million (US rentals)|
New Orleans, 1865: In a disreputable saloon, the Scarlet Angel, sea captain Frank Truscott observes as scheming, gold-digging saloon girl Roxy McClanahan steals one customer's wallet and then sets her sights on him.
Discovering a sick woman with a baby, Roxy volunteers to spend the night. She comes up with an idea after the mother dies, stealing her identity and heading to San Francisco to find the woman's wealthy relatives, hoping to bring the baby back and receive an award. The dead woman's cousins are there, Susan Bradley not trusting Roxy while brother Malcolm Bradley develops both a romantic and economic interest in her.
Roxy plays a pair of suitors against each other until Frank suddenly returns to complicate her ambitions and to demand the money she stole. She becomes pressured to reveal her true identity and the child's. By the time she does, Roxy and Frank find themselves back in another saloon, bickering and fighting.
- Yvonne de Carlo as Roxy McClannahan
- Rock Hudson as Frank Truscott
- Richard Denning as Malcolm Bradley
- Whitfield Connor as Norton Wade
- Bodil Miller as Linda Caldwell
- Amanda Blake as Susan Bradley
- Henry O'Neill as Morgan Caldwell
- Henry Brandon as Pierre
- Maude Wallace as Eugenia Caldwell
- Dan Riss as Walter Frisby
- Tol Avery as Phineas Calhoun
Filming began in November 1951.
The New York Times said "as a fetching Technicolor showcase for a lady who decidedly rates framing" the film "has its points. For some time Yvonne De Carlo has been flouncing through a series of routine costume adventures as a tough but good-natured minx from across the tracks who wades into society and inevitably backtracks with a bloke of her own caliber. This new one... is the mixture as before, nicely tinted, harmless and predictable from the word De Carlo.... The ornamental Miss De Carlo, who also has the makings of a fine, brassy comedienne, is still marking time on a stereotyped leash."
- 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953
- Yvonne de Carlo in Technicolor Feature H. H. T. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 21 June 1952: 12.
- H. H. T. (June 21, 1952). "Yvonne de Carlo in Technicolor Feature". New York Times.
- Drama: Faith Domergue Set for Lead With Murphy Los Angeles Times 7 Nov 1951: B6.
- MARTIN AND LEWIS IN MOVIE COMEDY: Zany Due to Enact Night Club Team Turned Paratroopers in Paramount 'Jumping Jacks' Life of Patton" a Possibility Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES 1 Nov 1951: 35.