After years of unemployment, John Phillips (Humphrey Bogart) finally lands a job. Hes on top of the world, until he runs into James OMalley (Pat OBrien), a by-the-book cop so rigid he calls his loving ma a litterer for feeding the birds. OMalley citesPhillips for a busted muffler, although he knows it will lose the man his job. Soon the desperate Phillips loses his freedom as well when he robs a pawnshop and lands in the slammer. But when OMalley meets Phillips crippled daughter (the Warner studios Shirley Temple-like tot Sybil Jason), he begins to realize he should temper justice with mercy. A new man, OMalley falls for Barbaras lovely teacher (Ann Sheridan) while he strives to undo the wrong hes done to the moppets dad. Directed by William Dieterle (The Life of Emile Zola), this quintessential Depression-era blend of grit and sentiment marks the second of four films Bogart and OBrien made together. **Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.