The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon. There are only two problems: First, Nick is the violent type, preferring to do things the old-fashioned way instead of using the syndicate's more genteel methods. The second problem is McQuigg, the only honest police captain on the force, and his loyal patrolman, Johnson. Together, they take on the violent Nick and try to foil the syndicate's plans to elect Welch, the crooked prosecutor running for a crooked judgeship. Written by
Martin Lewison <email@example.com>
YOU'LL LEARN WHO PAYS OFF WHO -- AND WHY! (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
The film's director John Cromwell
was in the Broadway play "The Racket" which opened on November 27, 1927. He starred as McQuigg, the role played in the film by Robert Mitchum
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When Captain McQuigg (Robert Mitchum) got back to the Seventh Precinct Station right after the hood he was tailing fell off the roof, a desk officer tells him that District Attorney Rogers is waiting for him in his office. The name of the District Attorney was Mortimer Welsh. See more
Officer, I'd like to file a complaint.
Officer Bob Johnson
I haven't been kissed all day!
Referenced in Foul Play
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Lizabeth Scott
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