A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, and when her protector is accidentally killed, they go on the lam together, getting jobs as farm labourers. But some fellow workers get wise to them.
Did You Know?
The newspaper story Bill reads about his release reveals he was 13 years old when he killed his father - that would make him 31 upon his release. The story also states that his trial was a "...nation-wide controversy" that spawned legislation on the age limit that a minor could be charged with first-degree murder. See more
Bill asks Cay if she is going somewhere with the wounded detective. She says, "I'm staying as far away from George Conover as I can". The next scene, Bill notices a newspaper story about the shooting, which reports detective Conover's first name as Harry. See more
[Referring to the city
I've never been here before.
Catherine 'Cay' Higgins
You can get a sightseeing tour for a buck.
References Paris Calling
I Cover the Waterfront
Music by Johnny Green
Played by the band at Play Land See more