A tough, realistic thriller which poses the interesting moral question: is murder ever justified? Hartnell, in a distinguished performance as a young stevedore and then as a prematurely aged ex-convict, is sentenced to prison for a murder he did not commit. On his release, he kills the man
who framed him, and then must make plausible the legal right to have done so. The script closely resembles a silent Fox film, IT IS THE LAW (1924), but clearly holds its own with outstanding acting and direction. The one blight that mars the picture involves its authorship. "Seamark," the man
credited with writing the story from which the script was taken and a well-known newspap...