Brick Davis (James Cagney) is a New York City lawyer who is supported by a local mobster, “Mac” MacKay (William Harrigan). Despite this crooked backing, Davis is doing his best to build an honest law practice. When Davis’ buddy, a federal agent or “G-man,” is killed by gangsters, Davis decides to go to Washington and take up the badge himself in order to bring a career criminal to justice. Relying on a tip-off from his former flame, Jean (Ann Dvorak), Davis tracks down the criminal.
Warner Bros. Pictures