Tension builds as a bunch of small-time losers gather for a jewel heist. "Doc" Riedenschneider has returned from prison with a plan for the million dollar theft. Financing is handled by Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer. Also runnign with Doc are driver Gus Missini and Dix Handley. Although the robbery goes off as planned, the thieves soon have a falling-out.
Nominated: Best Supporting Actor (Jaffe), Best Cinematography (Rosson), Best Director, Best Screenplay, 1951 Academy Awards