P. J.


1h 49m 1968

Brief Synopsis

Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money.

Film Details

Also Known As
Criss Cross, New Face in Hell
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Chicago opening: 9 Feb 1968
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Desperate for employment, New York private investigator P. J. Detweiler takes a position as bodyguard to Maureen Preble, mistress of wealthy William Orbison. After several attempts are made on Maureen's life, Orbison moves wife, mistress, relatives, and business associates to his small island in the Bahamas. There P. J., suspecting another attempt on Preble, slays Jason Grenoble, Orbison's business partner. Although jailed for the murder, P. J. is reprimanded and freed. Upon release the detective discovers his entourage departed and rightly suspects that Maureen and Orbison have engineered Grenoble's death. Back in Manhattan, P. J. documents Orbison's motivations and confronts the magnate with proof of his crime. During the encounter Maureen and Orbison shoot and kill one another, freeing P. J. for another assignment.

Film Details

Also Known As
Criss Cross, New Face in Hell
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Chicago opening: 9 Feb 1968
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Location scenes filmed at Santa Catalina, California, and New York City. The working title of this film is Criss Cross; prerelease title: New Face in Hell.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 1968

Techniscope

Released in United States Spring March 1968