If you're looking for a thoroughly rotten human being with no redeeming virtues, not a scintilla of shame, not a sliver of decency, then this is the film to see. Sanders is the scoundrel, corrupt to the marrow, a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. His ending, a dead body
found in a Park Avenue mansion, begins the film. His personal secretary and business manager, De Carlo, relates his unsavory past, one she shared as a petty thief. Destitute and seeking a reward, Sanders informs police where to find his on-the-lam brother Conway, who is later executed. (Conway, in
real life, was Sanders' brother.) With his thirty pieces of silver, Sanders flees to t...