After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the mob. "Buggs" Fenner thinks Blake is a police agent.
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Can we bust this brain trust behind the crime trust? (Trade paper ad).
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Did You Know?
In the film, it is suggested that Joan Blondell
's character got the idea of the numbers racket from her assistant, "Nellie". In reality, the numbers racket was pioneered by black gambling racketeers in Harlem. The "Nellie" character was based on Stephanie "Madame Queen" St. Clair (Nellie scoffs at being called "Madam Nellie"). As in the film, the numbers racket was eventually taken over by 'Dutch Schultz' (qav) and 'Lucky Luciano' (the Humphrey Bogart
and Barton MacLane
characters, respectively). See more
When Johnny Blake and the cop on horseback get into a fight, after the fight is broken up, the cop isn't wearing his badge. See more
Well, it's time you got wise to yourself. Around this town the only reason friends pat you on the back is to find an easy place to break it.
The Lady in Red
Music by Allie Wrubel
Whistled by Edward G. Robinson See more