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.
I am a fugitive! I am hunted by the mob! I am wanted by the cops! I am forgotten by decent women! (re-release print ad)
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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
Flames can be seen before the car hits the tree, and a spectacular fireball happens immediately after impact. While fun to watch, fireballs rarely happen quite so quickly on an accident and even more rarely before the accident happens. See more
Ringside Radio Fight Announcer
A right to the jaw. A left to the face. Boy, is he a killer. Is he murderous. The Bull lands a terrific right to Smith's jaw, and Smith is down! It'll be best for Smith if he stays down, because this is downright murder. Smith's face is red pulp; red, red pulp. 8, 9, 10! And Smith's out. Phew! And I'm glad that's over.
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 Hit the Road
Spirit of Independence
Music by Abe Holzmann
Played as Jack enters the ring for his fight See more