Puerto Rican Juan (Tomas Milian) has just arived in New York City and
met the most beautiful woman in the world, Maria (Miriam Colon) - who
unfortunately tells him she's going to be married the very next day - when
he is arrested for robbery and assault, a crime he couldn't ahve committed
because he has spoken to Maria at the time - and yet he is identified as
the culprit. Policewoman Casey Jones (Beverly Garland) tries to track down
Maria to corroberate his alibi, but all she can come up with going through
all the local wedding registries is Anita (Gloria Marlowe), the girl who
has hooked Juan up with Maria - but while she admits to having talked to
Juan on the night in question, she denies having hooked him up with or
knowing anybody by the name of Maria.
Why does she do that?
was actually her newly-wed hubby Raoul (Dario Barrie) who committed the
crime in question. Casey soon figures there's something fishy with Anita's
story, but after the witness who has identified Juan as the culprit has
actually died, she needs Maria to shed some light on the whole story ...
but where to look for her? Then though, while in church, Casey has an
idea: Maybe Maria was not married in the traditional sense but married to
God, i.e. has become a nun. this of course is the answer, and with her
statement the case is cleared up, and Juan is relieved and Raoul gets his
Average episode of Decoy. Sure, it
does contain its cheesy buts, but also manages to keep the mystery flowing
until the very last minute, even though the culprit is identified early