Hardened criminal Lester is in prison for armed robbery and murder. When his request for parole is refused, he escapes and hatches a plan for revenge and make him rich. He leads two gang ... See full summary »
Great movie! A conscientious Wall Street broker and his co-worker wife travel to the west coast for the broker's brother's funeral. The brother has been murdered and the broker's family business is organized crime, shady operations at the San Diego docks. The leader of the crime family is frail and ineffective, and the family's business is being carried on by easy-going incompetents. The broker's one-day visit is extended as he realizes it is up to him to solve his brother's murder and run the family business until it can be liquidated. His investigation into his brother's death leads to frightening encounters with the prime suspects, people engaged in various criminal activities. Aided by his wife, he starts to unravel the mystery of his brother's death, and to understand the family business. He finds that the family business is under attack by ruthless competitors and by watchful federal agents. The couple must act decisively to save the family and themselves. It's a great yarn, superbly acted.
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