Fritz Lang lightens up a bit after the oppressive gloom of his first and second Hollywood films, Fury and You Only Live Once. Amusing notion of a department store staffed exclusively by ex-convicts in need of second chances. Charming scene of Sylvia Sidney acting the schoolmarm to a classroom of criminals and explaining the error of their ways in dollars and cents. George Raft, Barton MacLane, Harry Carey. 1938.

4.0 stars

— Duncan Shepherd

  • Rated NR

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