This remarkably inventive if decidedly confusing film noir stars Welles as a wandering Irishman named Michael O'Hara. One evening he saves Elsa Bannister (Hayworth) from a couple of thugs and, as a result, she is drawn to him like a shark to a swimmer. Her husband, famed lawyer Arthur
Bannister (Sloane), offers to hire O'Hara as a deckhand for an upcoming cruise. O'Hara--who begins the film by saying, "When I start out to make a fool of myself, there's very little can stop me!"--accepts the offer, trying not to succumb to Elsa's advances along the way. Pretty soon O'Hara is on
his way to making an A-1 fool out of himself, entering into an agreement with Bannister's...