This hard-hitting crime film, based upon the notorious career of one-time New York City vice lord Charles "Lucky" Luciano, was a tour de force
for Davis who had just battled Warner Bros. to a standstill in a contract dispute. Luciano (Ciannelli) gathers his "hostesses" (then a euphemism
for prostitutes) to announce that he is opening a swanky nightspot, the Club Intime, and instructs the girls to make sure that customers are steered to the bar to drink and to his crooked gambling tables. Davis tells him that the new place will be nothing more than a clip joint, and Ciannelli
gives her a wicked smile, telling her that that's exactly what it will be and that a...