Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Lawyer Thomas Farrell is a defender of crooks. Vicki Gayle encourages him improve his reputation, but mob king Rico Angelo insists otherwise.
Angie Dickinson and Doris Dowling were both considered for the part eventually played by Claire Kelly.
He's a smart kid.
Thomas Farrell: Brilliant. He's also a psychopath!
Rico Angelo: You know, that's what I like about you, Tommy, you got class, big talk, fancy words. But, what's it mean?
Thomas Farrell: He's insane, Rico. Crazy, Gone in the head.
Rico Angelo: Why? Because he takes care of a few rats who ...
When Tommy Farrell is in court defending Louis Canetto, he speaks to the jury and repeatedly addresses them as "Gentlemen," although he is standing right in front of a female juror.
Opening credits prologue: Chicago In The Early Thirties
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