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A former district attorney (Edward G. Robinson) becomes a racketeer's lawyer and uses his client's mistress (Jayne Mansfield) to expose him.

Cast & Crew

Nina Foch
Ellen Miles
Jayne Mansfield
Angel O'Hara
Hugh Marlowe
Ray Borden
Albert Dekker
Frank Garland
Ellen Corby
Miss Hinkel
Edward Platt
Ralph Ford
W. R. Burnett
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James R. Webb
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Max Steiner
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J. Peverell Marley
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Thomas Reilly
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William Wallace
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (1)

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  • May 26, 2020
    One of my favorite Edward G. Robinson performances and a heck of a story. Unfortunately there's a couple of palm to the forehead scenes including the ending.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2011
    This Film made in 1955 is an awesome film, staring Edward G Robinson who is over the top, and getting a minor role is Jayne Mansfield I didn't know while watching the movie that she played the part of Angel, all I knew was who is that beautiful women? I can now see what all the hype was about. This is when films were at there best and didn't sell because of a sex scene or nudity, it other words before Hollywood started turning out trash to make some attend the movie houses. In this one Robinson play the part of a lawyer who never loses a case until he sends an innocent man to the electric chair. Then he tumbles down to the bottom before he has to defend the girl he raised as his daughter. 5 stars
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    The story is pretty good, and the actors are good actors, but this movie isn't all that exciting, it could have been better.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2008
    Tidy little B with Edward G giving his usual stellar performance, everyone else is good but can't match him. Jayne Mansfield has a small but showy part and looks like a million.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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