In three years, between DEAD END in 1937 and HIGH SIERRA in 1940, Bogart made 18 films. In eleven he played a gangster and in nine he died at the end. He does both in this forgettable 1939 gangster picture, in which Bogart ends up going to the electric chair. Bogart is a hardened criminal
who takes on young Halop as his apprentice in stealing. They start with the robbery of a gas station, which goes according to plan. Halop is ecstatic over the thrills and rewards of his new career, and objects little when Bogart orders him to go out and steal a pistol for their next job. Halop
takes the gun belonging to Stephens, his sister's fiance. He and Bogart stick up a pawns...