Working-class dreamers Jonah (Thomas Mitchell) and Olaf (John Qualen) fish the Brooklyn waters and ponder their glorious plan: buy a big boat and head for sunny Cuba. Then an amoral gangster (John Garfield) puts the squeeze on the few bucks theyve savedand puts the moves on Jonahs daughter (Ida Lupino), a restless good girl whod just as soon be bad. And the two friends, the two gentle souls, begin a new plan: murder. Garfield inhabits his role with the amiable cruelty of a top rodent in a rat-eat-ratworld, dominating this early-noir gem based on an Irwin Shaw play originally produced by Garfields Group Theatre colleagues. On screen its polished diamond hard by trenchant performances, Anatole Litvaks sure-handed direction and moody cinematography by the great James Wong Howe. **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.