This was typical of the gangster films made in the 1950s which capitalized on infamous 1930s gangsters, using the formulas found in such potboilers as THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND, BABY FACE NELSON, and PORTRAIT OF A MOBSTER (about Dutch Shultz). Bronson is aptly cast as the
phlegmatic Kelly, a bootlegger, put out of business at the end of Prohibition, who turns to bank robbing. His thrill-seeking moll, Cabot, insists Bronson pull a big caper so they can retire to a life of ease. To that end, Bronson plans the kidnaping of an industrialist's daughter, but things go
sour when Bronson gets jealous of henchman Amsterdam, who makes a play for Cabot. He kicks Amste...