Top of the world, Ma! Oscar-winner James Cagney (THE PUBLIC ENEMY, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY) explodes on the screen as a demented gangster whose intricate plan to rob an oil refinery is thwarted by a government infiltrator. Co-starring Oscar-winner Edmond O'Brien (JULIUS CAESAR) and Virginia Mayo (THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES). Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time, who also added Cody Jarrett to its' list of 50 Greatest Villains.
Nominated: Best Writing - Motion Picture Story, 1950 Academy Awards
Magnificent examination of the criminal mind and Cagney's finest moment. -- David Parkinson, EMPIRE