A sickly English woman runs a store by herself, while her irresponsible son travels aimlessly, refusing to contact her. When told that his mother has cancer, the young man comes home, reforms himself, and helps his mom run the shop. Soon however, each becomes involved in illegal activities.
Conflict...violence...deadly evil...in a smashing drama of London's under-world that will haunt you forevermore! (original poster)
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Did You Know?
Cary Grant considered himself miscast. See more
Ernie states he's smelled the street "almost five times seven years" - making him almost thirty-five years old (to match Grant's apparent age in the film). Later, he explains to Henry that he got his middle name of Verdun because that is where his father died in World War I (known as The Great War before WW2). See more
First thing in the morning we're taking out the marriage license.
I wonder what the weatherman promises for tomorrow.
Likely rain - followed by suicide in bed.
Romance No.6, Op.6 (None But the Lonely Heart)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Played by Jane Wyatt
Played by Cary Grant
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