A tale of the New Orleans underworld, told in semidocumentary fashion and casting local citizens in several roles, this stars Franz as a Navy veteran who comes to the title city to get a job as a dockworker. It isn't long before he discovers all sorts of criminal activities, masterminded by
Ansara. When a friend is murdered, Franz goes to police and is persuaded to infiltrate Ansara's gang. His efforts succeed in nabbing the criminals and cleaning up the docks. Liberal use of the New Orleans docks and other city sites as film settings lends some authenticity to the movie, but the
hackneyed story reduces the picture to standard fare.