Hard-hitting crime melodrama in which Huston takes on a city's corrupt administration, police department and
the countless gangs shooting up the citizenry. Huston, as obsessed with righteousness as Clint Eastwood would be four decades later in DIRTY HARRY, investigates a killing and then
arrests politically-connected crime boss Hersholt and three others. The men are soon released and Huston is reassigned to the boondocks for his transgression. Now the gangsters run amuck, openly shooting anyone who opposes them. Huston prevents a bank robbery and becomes the city's hero, the
public demanding that he head the police department. He is reluctantly appointed to ...