Nolan is a tough gangster boss forced to go on the lam after murdering double-crossing nightclub owner Crabbe in a money dispute. Picked up by friendly (and drunken) middle-class homeowner Overman, Nolan can't believe his luck when the man mistakes him for an old buddy and invites him to
stay in his home. Nolan accepts the invitation and soon grows to like Overman's family (especially daughter Carlisle) and they him. Overman's young son Watson takes a special liking to the stranger and begins a case of hero worship. Nolan's lawyer, Naish, likes the setup and drops by occasionally
to update his boss on police progress into the case. Eventually Nolan is forced to rev...