Being tough and ruthless is what the early cinematic days of Cagney were all about, and this film is no exception. He is a scheming, apparently conscienceless estate hunter. Cagney, with his assistant Davis at his side, tracks down heirs to sizable unclaimed estates and takes a hefty
slice after putting the missing heirs in touch with their money. Davis is repelled at Cagney's reprehensible ways for, often as not, he provides phony heirs to estates. When Davis sees the suave, cultured Dinehart, who is in the same business, she compares him with uncouth Cagney and leaves her
roughneck employer, going to work for Dinehart. Cagney tries to convince her that Dinehart, ...