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)
See more »
Did You Know?
According to a 1947 "New York Times" article, Lela E. Rogers
, the mother of Ginger Rogers
, denounced the script at a committee hearing of HUAC (House Committee on Un-American Activities) as a "perfect example of the propaganda that Communists like to inject" and accused Clifford Odets
of being a Communist. Rogers cited the line spoken by "Ernie" to his mother, "You're not going to get me to work here and squeeze pennies out of little people who are poorer than I am," as an example of Communist propaganda. Hanns Eisler
, who was nominated for an Academy Award for composing the film's score, was also interrogated by HUAC and was designated as an unfriendly witness for his refusal to cooperate. See more
Near the end of the film when Ernie and Henry are talking, the go their separate ways, the amount and location of moisture on Ernie's coat changes between shots. See more
I'm so broke I'm in two halves.
Traditional See more