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.
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According to Turner Classic Movies' Eddie Mueller, Warner Bros. envisioned this picture as a vehicle for John Garfield
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Bill asks Cay if she is going somewhere with the wounded detective. She says, "I'm staying as far away from George Conover as I can". The next scene, Bill notices a newspaper story about the shooting, which reports detective Conover's first name as Harry. See more
Catherine 'Cay' Higgins
I came to New York from up state. I was gonna be a dancer. I was a brunette. Started on my toes and wound up on my heels.
References Paris Calling
I Cover the Waterfront
Music by Johnny Green
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