Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.
The film was banned by the Memphis Board of Censors in 1945, eight years after its release, on the grounds that it was "not a proper picture to show before the youth of today."
Maybe I'm wrong. We all make mistakes, boss. That's why they put the rubber on the ends of pencils.
Baby Face Martin suddenly appears from nowhere and is leaning against a railing as the boys are fighting.
Opening credits prologue: Every street in New York ends in a river. For many years the dirty banks of the East River were lined with the tenements of the poor. Then the rich, discovering that the river traffic was picturesque, moved their houses eastward. And now the terraces of these great apartment houses look down into the windows of the tenement poor.