A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, and when her protector is accidentally killed, they go on the lam together, getting jobs as farm labourers. But some fellow workers get wise to them.
They take their lives in their hands... when they take each other in their arms!
Did You Know?
According to Turner Classic Movies' Eddie Mueller, Warner Bros. envisioned this picture as a vehicle for John Garfield
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In the beginning of the film, Steve Cochran's character leaves prison and boards a bus while being spied on by the mystery man (reporter) sitting in his car. When the bus drives away, the reporter starts his car and begins to follow the bus. As his car drives away two men and a spotlight are clearly visible in the left rear window. See more
You came in here when you were 13 years old. That means you've been here...
18 years, 3 months and 6 days.
References Paris Calling
I Cover the Waterfront
Music by Johnny Green
Played by the band at Play Land See more