Fishing boat captain Harry Morgan charters his boat. Due to strained finances, he is none too careful as to whom he does business with. Real trouble erupts when Harry hires out his boat to transport four men who turn out to be criminals on the lam from a racetrack heist.
John Garfield plays Harry Morgan, a man who's just trying to do right, or at least the best he can, to take care of his family. It's a struggle. And things don't go well, despite his best efforts and good intentions.
The way his marriage and relationship with his wife (Phyllis Thaxter) are portrayed and the struggle to keep a tenuous finger-hold on aspirations to a secure