Not Rated | | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.
Director Jules Dassin made the film while in the process of being blacklisted. Fox studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck told him it may be the last film he'd ever direct, so he should shoot the most expensive scenes first so the studio wouldn't be able to blacklist him until it was completed.
That is what I do... to your clowns.
Harry's hair changes between shots when he is caught by Mary going through her handbag.
The following scene is lacking in some prints: After Helen discovers that Phil is dead, she learns that he has willed everything to Molly, an old flower seller.