A crook's ex-wife marries the state's governor, and the crook sees an opportunity to make some money by threatening to expose his wife's past if the governor doesn't pay him off. The crook's son, who is also a criminal, doesn't want to see his mother disgraced and determines to stop his father, but things don't turn out the way he planned.
Broadway---the blare of the cabarets---the intrigue of the bootleg kings---gunmen and gangsmen---and between them all a boy who killed in the name of justice---and was willing to die in the name of his mother's honor.
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Did You Know?
The role of Dot, the chorus girl, was written for Barbara Stanwyck
, who originated the part on Broadway. Lina Basquette
, who plays Dot in this film, later wrote in her autobiography that she was shocked that Stanwyck had not been brought in to reprise her star-making role. See more
Remade as I'd Give My Life