In this noirish crime tale, a Los Angeles telephone repairman helps a bookie set up a gambling ring. After the bookie dies, the technician takes over the operation and soon runs afoul of some mobsters from the East Coast who want a piece of his very lucrative business. Edmond O'Brien, Joanne Dru, Otto Kruger star. 102 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.