Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma,' Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally, the stage is set for Cody's ultimate betrayal and downfall, during a big heist at a chemical plant.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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Did You Know?
Jack L. Warner
believed that the scene in which Cody goes berserk in the mess hall after learning of the death of his mother would be too expensive to film and asked Raoul Walsh
to film it in a chapel instead. Walsh, however, realized the dramatic potential of the scene and assuaged Warner's budgetary concerns by shooting it in three hours. See more
During the shootout at the refinery, one of the gangsters up on a landing, seen from the cop's perspective, jerks back from being shot, just prior to the cop's gun being shot. See more
You put it on a pole, wind a spool of silk thread around it, and you hold the pole over the water. Then you sit under a nice shady tree and relax. After a while, a hungry fish comes along, takes a nip at your hook, and you've got dinner. For the next two weeks, I'm not gonna think about anything except the eternal struggle between man and the fish...
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Five O'Clock Whistle
Music by Josef Myrow
, Kim Gannon
& Gene Irwin
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