Story concerns a telephone worker (Edmond O'Brien) with a knack for electrons who joins a syndicate and expands its operations with his inventions. When the syndicate chief is killed, he takes charge of the organization, and runs into the opposition of an eastern syndicate. The bigger outfit makes overtures which he rejects until he meets Joanne Dru, the wife of one of the eastern leaders.

Story concerns a telephone worker (Edmond O’Brien) with a knack for electrons who joins a syndicate and expands its operations with his inventions. When the syndicate chief is killed, he takes charge of the organization, and runs into the opposition of an eastern syndicate. The bigger outfit makes overtures which he rejects until he meets Joanne Dru, the wife of one of the eastern leaders.

Operations of the syndicates are given a realistic touch by the screenplay, and Joseph M. Newman’s direction keeps action at a fast pace. O’Brien is excellent as the hot-tempered, ambitious young syndicate chief.

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Production

Columbia. Director Joseph M. Newman; Producer Frank N. Seltzer; Screenplay Richard English, Francis Swann; Camera Franz Planer; Editor Bert Jordan; Music Sol Kaplan; Art Director Perry Ferguson

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 102 MIN.

With

Edmond O'Brien Joanne Dru Donald Porter Sammy White Otto Kruger Dorothy Patrick
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