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Two-bit photographer Howard Duff wins a big newspaper assignment by romancing his lady boss (Peggy Dow). Duff is sent to take a picture of criminal Brian Donlevy, who doesn't like to be captured on celluloid. Donlevy takes a liking to Duff and asks him to frame one of the crook's less cooperative henchmen (Lawrence Tierney). Duff plays both sides of the fence, informing the henchman that his boss had planned to frame him. Shortly afterward, Donlevy is killed by a car bomb, and Duff becomes famous taking a picture of the event. Eventually Duff pulls one double-cross too many and is… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sluggish and not nearly sordid enough."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"A routine story that is more about a depiction of the American drive for material success than an exposť newspaper story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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