Morgan is given the tough job of trying to make his longshoreman character appealing in this melodrama set on a dingy, steamy waterfront. He leads an unenviable life of drinking and fighting, spending half his days in jail. Upon meeting a priest, however, he is instantly and
unrealistically converted to a decent, loving husband, with Dickson as his wife. His nasty side creeps out when a longtime enemy kills his brother. Instead of cooperating with the police, he gets revenge himself, despite the protests of his peace-loving wife. Not even the most illiterate dock
worker would accept this is as being true to life.