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In this Prohibition-era silent film, James McQuigg (Thomas Meighan) is an honest police captain in a city ruled by gangsters and corrupt politicians. McQuigg tries repeatedly to arrest Nick Scarsi (Louis Wolheim), a bootlegging kingpin, but can't get charges to stick. After rejecting Scarsi's bribes, the incorruptible McQuigg is transferred out of town, but refuses to be intimidated. When Scarsi's younger brother is caught in a hit-and-run, McQuigg attempts to take down the criminal underworld.

Cast & Crew

Thomas Meighan
Police Captain James McQuigg
Marie Prevost
Helen Hayes
Louis Wolheim
Nick Scarsi
George Stone
Joe Scarsi
John Darrow
Cub Reporter Ames
Skeets Gallagher
Reporter Miller
Lee Moran
Reporter Pratt
Tony Mario
Chick's Chauffeur
Henry Sedley
Spike Corcoran
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  • Feb 14, 2014
    One of the earliest film noirs also happens to be one of the best. This is a very entertaining tale about mobsters facing off with the "one decent cop"
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