|James Cagney||Tom Richards|
|Grace George||Vinnie McLeod|
|Marjorie Main||`'Gashouse'` Mary|
|Ed McNamara||W.M. Dougherty|
Oscar-winning small-town drama about an ex-reporter turned drifter who arrives in a town where corruption is rife. Jailed for vagrancy, on release, he meets up with Vinnie McLeod, editor of the local paper and one of the few honest citizens in town. Together, they set about exposing the corruption, thanks to the revelations of dowager Majorie Main, a woman with a murky past but an honest heart.