- Original title
- Running time
- 84 min.
- United States
Daniel Fuchs, Dalton Trumbo (Story: Daniel Fuchs)
Paul Ivano (B&W)
Elisha Cook Jr.,
King Brothers Productions
Film noir. Drama. Romance | Crime. Mafia
- Synopsis / Plot
- Chubunka is the self-made head of the rackets in the sleazy boardwalk community of Neptune City, a low-rent version of Coney Island. He has become infatuated with a sultry nightclub chanteuse and lavishes her with gifts and attention, spending money on her that might better go to maintaining his hold on his operation. His obsession with her, as well as his pride, clouds his judgment as Cornell, a much more ruthless hoodlum, moves in on Chubunka's territory, bribes and threatens his associates, and compromises his operation. As if in a Greek tragedy, the petty gangster's weaknesses conspire to cause his downfall.
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