A gambler comes into town to testify before the grand jury. He is killed by the mob before he can testify. Joe Geary (Kennedy) is fired from the police force for being soft on crime. This is a setup between him and the Police Chief so that Geary can infiltrate the gangsters. Geary then goes to prison when the police chief is killed. Geary escapes from prison and with the governor's help proves he is innocent and cleans up the mob.
ONLY A DEAD MAN COULD SAVE HIS LIFE! (original print ad-all caps)
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Did You Know?
This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Columbus Tuesday 24 July 1956 on WTVN (Channel 6), in Tucson Monday 13 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9) and in Indianapolis Sunday 19 August 1956 on WISH (Channel 8); it first aired in Boston Wednesday 3 October 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4) and in Albuquerque Thursday 3 January 1957 on KOAT (Channel 7). See more
When Captain Allen surprises Joe Geary (just escaped from prison), Alice Devlin and Katie at Katie's place as they try to figure out what to do after Benny McKaye dies, and Allen tells the others that corrupt policeman Pagle was promoted to Detective Captain, Geary repeats the news but refers to Pagle as "Lieutenant Captain" Pagle. See more
The Japanese Sandman
Music by Richard A. Whiting
First tune played by the band at Durkin's Cafe See more