A sickly English woman runs a store by herself, while her irresponsible son travels aimlessly, refusing to contact her. When told that his mother has cancer, the young man comes home, reforms himself, and helps his mom run the shop. Soon however, each becomes involved in illegal activities.
Conflict...violence...deadly evil...in a smashing drama of London's under-world that will haunt you forevermore! (original poster)
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Did You Know?
According to an article in Hollywood Citizen-News, to secure the services of Ethel Barrymore
, the studio had to pay all the expenses incurred by temporarily closing the play "The Corn Is Green", in which she was starring on Broadway. See more
Ernie states he's smelled the street "almost five times seven years" - making him almost thirty-five years old (to match Grant's apparent age in the film). Later, he explains to Henry that he got his middle name of Verdun because that is where his father died in World War I (known as The Great War before WW2). See more
Did you love my old man?
Love's not for the poor, son. No time for it.
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