A strange and compelling film, this production was aimed at competing with the highly successful THE NAKED CITY, done in the popular 1950s semidocumentary style. Young is a cop resentful at having been talked onto the force by his police sergeant father Hulett. He is in love with Powers, a
sultry stripper, but she tells him she intends to run off with ex-lover Cassell unless he leaves the city with her, abandoning his wife, Raymond. Cassell is an entertainer with a bizarre specialty; he is a mechanical man in the show window of the club where Powers works, his face gilded, his arms
moving jerkily, his head spasmodically turning back and forth as if powered by tiny ...