Released just a few short months after Ladd's electric debut in THIS GUN FOR HIRE and his follow-up THE GLASS KEY, this entry marked Ladd's first top billing--a fact which thrilled his growing throng of fans. Ladd, in nearly the same persona as his previous two pictures, plays an
unpatriotic louse of a gangster who runs his territory with an iron fist. His biggest enemy is not from the underworld, however, but from the draft board. Ladd's pal, Corrigan, tries to get him classified as "4-F"--"socially undesirable," but that attempt fails. Ladd then tries to get himself
adopted by a dependent old woman, Paige, but the draft board still serves him his papers. Ladd is ...