This film which was made on location in New Orleans is the "true" story of one man's battle with the mob. Arthur Franz plays a just discharged navy man who ends up in New Orleans looking for work. He hits the docks looking for a job as a longshoreman. It does not take long before he becomes involved in the seamy side of dock life. Kick-backs to the union bosses, stolen cargo, or as they say, "misplaced" cargo, and even murder. When a friend is killed off for rocking the boat, Franz decides to get some pay back. He tells the police he will go undercover and get the goods on the mob boss, Michael Ansara. Ansara plays the mobster with the unlikely name of Floyd "Zero" Saxon. When Ansara catches wind of the police investigation he decides to bump off Franz. There is a dockside chase and a blazing gun battle before all is put right and Ansara is disposed of. There is some great back and forth between Franz and Beverly Garland who plays the mobster's girl. While Garland and Franz are doing a little couch wrestling she says,"Be sure not the skid on the curves!" While the film slides a bit in the middle it does get the job done as a mid range time-waster.
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