A sickly English woman runs a store by herself, while her irresponsible son travels aimlessly, refusing to contact her. When told that his mother has cancer, the young man comes home, reforms himself, and helps his mom run the shop. Soon however, each becomes involved in illegal activities. Written by
Conflict...violence...deadly evil...in a smashing drama of London's under-world that will haunt you forevermore! (original poster)
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Did You Know?
This film marked a return to the big screen after an 11 year absence by star Ethel Barrymore
. Prior to making this film, Barrymore had considered movie appearances an inferior art to the stage. However, her time on set, her critical acclaim, and her hefty paycheck changed her mind. After making this film, she moved from New York to California so she could concentrate on making movies instead of Broadway plays. See more
Ernie states he's smelled the street "almost five times seven years" - making him almost thirty-five years old (to match Grant's apparent age in the film). Later, he explains to Henry that he got his middle name of Verdun because that is where his father died in World War I (known as The Great War before WW2). See more
I'm so broke I'm in two halves.
Romance No.6, Op.6 (None But the Lonely Heart)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Played by Jane Wyatt
Played by Cary Grant
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