Arriving at a tumbledown hotel managed by Nora's father-in-law James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), McCloud discovers that the establishment has been taken over by exiled gangster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) and what's left of his mob. Also in attendance is Gaye Dawn (Claire Trevor), Rocco's alcoholic girlfriend.
Unwilling to take a stand before these tragedies, McCloud finally comes to realize that Rocco is a beast who must be destroyed.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Jerry Wald
Screenplay: Richard Brooks, John Huston