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(1941)

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  • Ruthless hood Johnny Eager is pretending to his parole officer that he has chucked the rackets and is now a full-time taxi driver. In fact, he's as deep in as he ever was and desperately needs official permission to open his new dog track. When he meets up with Lisbeth Bard, he finds he not only has a stunning new girlfriend but a possible way to get his permit.

    - Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>
  • The gangster Johnny Eager has a scheme to pose of taxi driver to his parole officer Mr. Verne. However he is unsuccessfully trying to get the license to open a dog racing track. Johnny is a ruthless and handsome man and his only friend and partner is the alcoholic Jeff Hartnett. When Mr. Verne visits Johnny at home, he brings the social assistant Lisbeth Bard, who is the daughter of the District Attorney John Benson Farrell that is Johnny's greatest enemy and responsible for sending him to the prison. Johnny seduces Lisbeth that falls in love with him. But Johnny is a heartless man and lures Lisbeth making her believe that she killed a man to protect Johnny. Then he blackmails Farrell to get his permit to open his dog track. Meanwhile Lisbeth is deeply affected by her love for Johnny and for the death of a man. When her former boyfriend Jimmy Courtney offers all his money to Johnny to leave the country with Lisbeth, he has difficulties to understand Jimmy's attitude. But when he visits Lisbeth, he begins to understand the meaning of love and sacrifice. What will Johnny do?

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • District Attorney's daughter falls in love with a gangster the D.A. is trying to put in jail.

    - Written by <BrianVN@earthlink.net>

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