While doing time for armed robbery on a sweltering prison farm, ruthless thug Ralph Cotter (James Cagney) plans and executes a daylight escape with the help of a convict buddy (Neville Brand) and a crooked guard (John Halloran).
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After pausing to shoot his inmate accomplice through the head, Cotter heads for the big city, where he is soon shacking up with Holiday Carleton (Barbara Peyton), his victim's unsuspecting sister.
Putting together a new crew, Cotter robs a local supermarket and kills the owner (Mack Williams) for daring to resist. And when two crooked cops (Ward Bond and Barton MacLane) try to shake him down, the gunman turns the tables on them with the help of a hidden tape recorder and a mob attorney (Luther Adler).
Now outfitted with a new identity as "Paul Martin," complete with a handgun permit, Cotter sets his sights on an even bigger target: the couriers of the town's richest bookie. But when he starts fooling around with a local debutante (Helena Carter), the daughter of the state's biggest political powerbroker (Herbert Heyes), he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver