This shallow screen biography of one of the bloodiest killers of the 1920s, Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll, manages to detail several of his outrageous crimes but fails to throw any light on the man or the system that produced him. Chandler stars as the young gangster who grows up in a home marked
by unhappiness and brutality. At the age of 17 he forms a small neighborhood gang and makes a desperate attempt to muscle his way into the mob. Chandler concentrates his efforts on the Dutch Schultz mob, which controls all of the bootlegging in Harlem. As the months go by, the violence in the gang
war escalates, culminating in a bloody fight on the waterfront in which two childre...