Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.
The film was (often unfavorably) compared to John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle (1950), right down to the presence of a pneumatic female starlet in a supporting role. In Huston's film, the wordless part was an early break for Marilyn Monroe. Here, it's a key role for Jayne Mansfield.
Get up that $10,000, or you won't be chasing ambulances anymore. They'll be chasing you!
(at around 1h 23 mins) During the chase scene, the film is flipped for all three cars as they make a left turn; the steering wheels are on the right side, the license plates are backwards and all the building sign-age is reversed.