After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the mob. “Buggs” Fenner thinks Blake is a police agent.
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A rather dark programmer where Robinson gets to have his cake and eat it too: an undercover cop destroying the Mob from the inside like a Trojan Horse, using only his mug and a cigar, see. I'm a sucker for Joan Blondell, but where this really shines is lifting the veil on the real racketeers: the big bankers bankrolling blackmail! Ballsy.