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During the campaign for reelection, the crooked politician Paul Madvig decides to clean up his past, refusing the support of the gangster Nick Varna and associating to the respectable reformist politician Ralph Henry. When Ralph’s son, Taylor Henry, a gambler and the lover of Paul’s sister Opal, is murdered, Paul’s right arm, Ed Beaumont, finds his body on the street. Nick uses the financial situa...

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Directed by

Stuart Heisler

Written by

Dashiell Hammett (Novel)
Jonathan Latimer (Screenplay)

Runtime

85 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Tougher They Are—The Harder They Fall

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Keywords

film noir

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