This fast-moving gangster picture was typical of the Warner Bros. releases of the 1930s: lots of shooting, action, and romance, all crammed into a brief 78 minutes as overseen by supervisor Sam Bischoff who went on to be the producer of such epics as THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, THE
PHENIX CITY STORY, among others. Cortez is a well-known racketeer with affectations such as wearing gloves when he plays solitaire. He's been a top dog in crime, and the IRS, knowing that they can't nail him for the misdeeds, seeks to get him on income tax evasion (which, as you know, is the way
in which Al Capone was finally jailed). Barrat is the chief IRS agent, and he deputizes ...