WOW!! one of the nastiest poverty row noirs i've ever seen...lawrence tierney does it all in this. he scams his own family, gets an innocent girl pregnant to name a couple things...and ends up sniveling and bleeding in the dirt! there really was nobody like him in noir or gangster genre film, before him or after him. even cagney was sympathetic in his dirtiest roles. tierney is all sleaze and vitrol. and it's great!