Raft and Bogart are recently released convicts with two goals in mind. Raft turns his back on crime and opts for a straight life while Bogart, a hard-hearted, unrehabilitated criminal, goes right back to his crooked ways. Raft tries hard to get a job but can't; when his kid brother Holden
gets him a position, Raft is fired after the manager finds out he's served time. Holden wants to get married but he has no money. Raft learns Holden has rolled a drunk to buy gifts for girl friend Bryan. To get his brother enough money to marry, Raft joins Bogart's gang, goes on a few capers, and
then finances Holden in a new garage. Holden gets married, and Raft later quits Bogar...