This film could be called the last gangster movie. Cagney plays Ralph Cotter a violent jail breaker. Luther Adler shines as a crooked lawyer. The elements arc all here in this long lost masterpiece. Seldom seen, this film is the swansong of all the gangster movies that came out of Hollywood. The doomed actress Barbara Pay ton plays Holiday Carlton supported by Hollywood stalwarts Ward Bond, William Frawley, Barton Maclaine and Kenneth Tobey. Released on DVD for the first time this film brings together elements of noir and the violence of the criminal and gangster in a unique style and originality. An outstanding performance from Cagney who is the master of this type of film role and he does not disappoint in this rare performance, an absolute classic of it's kind.