Action-packed cops-and-robbers film cowritten by longtime television vet Howard Rodman, who evidently didn't like the way it turned out (he used his pseudonym, Henri Simoun). In the Spanish Harlem section of Manhattan, detectives Madigan and Bonaro (Widmark and Guardino) arrest Barney
Benesch (Ihnat), a wanted hoodlum who is hiding out in a tacky flat to avoid an indictment by the Brooklyn courts. Benesch is in bed with a naked woman when they break in, which distracts the two cops from their quarry long enough for him to pull a gun on them and escape. Police commissioner
Russell (Fonda) dresses the two men down for allowing Benesch to get away in such an ingloriou...