Johnnie is a boxer. The same evening he won the world championship, he is charged for the murder of a reporter and is taken for dead. Running away from New York, he ends up in a ranch in Arizona, run by an old lady as a work farm for delinquent teenagers. He falls in love with Peggy and became the teenagers' hero. But there is that New York Detective, Phelan, that does not believe he is dead and is chasing him... An unlikely scenario, but not a so bad film.
Sensational Human Drama!
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Did You Know?
The John Garfield
character (Johnny Bradfield/Jack Dorney) is obsessed with not being made a sucker. The word "sucker" is used 19 times in the film. See more
Detective Phalen (Claude Raines) is sent by his Captain halfway across the country to track down boxer jack Dorney, all by himself. Then and now, members of the NYPD were/are NOT permitted to leave the state of New York without being accompanied by at least ONE other officer. This is done for safety reasons. See more
She took eight gallons. That's a dollar twenty-eight.
The AFI Catalogue has a different cast ordering, suggesting that changes were made for a re-release. Ann Sheridan
is billed 6th and there are other minor changes when compared with the print currently shown on Turner Classic Movies, on which the data in IMDb is based. It is uncertain which is the original print. See more
Followed by Hell's Kitchen
Spirit of Independence
Music by Abe Holzmann
Played as Jack enters the ring for his fight See more