When a prisoner on Death Row is "accidentally" killed just before his execution, a reporter smells something fishy. His investigation reveals that the condemned man was about to reveal some damaging information about the connection between the city's corrupt political machine and its major organized crime ring. The reporter hatches a plan, with the help of the paper's alcoholic political columnist, to get himself thrown in prison to get the information the murdered prisoner was going to reveal and expose both the crooked politicians and the gangsters they're in cahoots with. Written by
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Following Van Johnson's rise to become the 1945 top box-office leading man, the film was re-released to theaters in late 1945 and early 1946 under the title BORN FOR TROUBLE. See more
Referenced in The Player
I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)
Music and Lyrics by Spo-De-Odee
Title spoken by Ray Montgomery See more