This routine good-cop-gone-bad film is lifted from the doldrums with some stunning direction by Siegel and strong performances by Lupino, Cochran, and Duff. The film opens with a violent robbery in New York City which nets $300,000 and leaves one man dead. The story then picks up in Los
Angeles where two detectives, Cochran and Duff, have been assigned to trace a $50 bill that was among those stolen in New York. While close friends and good partners, Cochran's and Duff's personalities are practically opposite. Duff is a secure family man married to Malone, while Cochran is a
bitter loner always on the make. Both men share a dissatisfaction with their work, however,...