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Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to...

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Directed by

Robert Siodmak

Written by

Ben Hecht (Writer)
Richard Murphy (Screenplay)
Henry Edward Helseth (Novel)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

From the heart of its people comes the ... cry of the city.

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Keywords

new york city gangster noir crooked lawyer

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