Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.
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A poignant male melodrama that, outside of a dated framing device, still resonates with feeling. James Wong Howe cut his teeth showing NYC here before the scum started to rise to the surface with Sweet Smell of Success - so it is a beautiful film both visually and narratively. Although we all have a good idea of the fate that befalls a man going by Samson, the inevitability still packs a wallop.