An uncharacteristically trenchant indictment of mob rule for the usually family-oriented MGM. Despite studio interference, Fritz Lang, in his first Hollywood outing, succeeded in making a penetrating study of injustice and inhumanity with Spencer Tracy delivering a memorable performance
as an innocent man who's wrongly accused of a sensational crime and transformed into a malevolent force of vengeance.
Spencer Tracy is Joe Wheeler, a honest guy trying to earn enough money to get married to his devoted fiancee, Katherine Grant (Sylvia Sidney). While driving to meet up with Katherine, Joe gets picked up by the cops. Arrested as a suspected kidnaper, he is imprison...