Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to protect her. How many others will he drag down to disaster with him?
Richard Conte....Martin Rome
Fred Clark....Lt Collins
Shelley Winters....Brenda Martingale
Betty Garde....Miss Pruett
Berry Kroeger....W.A. Niles
Tommy Cook....Tony Rome
Debra Paget....Teena Riconti
Hope Emerson....Rose Given
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Martin Begley....Bartender (scenes deleted)
Dan Sheridan....Detective (as Michael Sheridan)
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