This was Tracy's first film for MGM, where he would find a home for the next twenty years. (It was also the film debut of James Stewart, whose future career would place him in the same superstar status as Tracy.) Tracy is a rugged newspaperman whose specialty is homicide. He's always ten
steps ahead of the police in solving sensational killings. Though his somewhat jealous peers consider Tracy to be one of the most tenacious, clever, and knowing reporters around, his editor calls him a "crazy, cynical, drunken bum." He sleeps in elevators or may spend a night riding a
merry-go-round, but he's indefatigable when it comes to his job, as fellow reporter Bruce knows; s...