This first crime picture to take its title from Herbert Asbury's "informal history of the underworld" features an original story by an early-career Samuel Fuller in which a gang leader's imprisonment fails to stop him from issuing orders to his lackeys. In a desperate bid to end the continuing crime spree, a detective submits to plastic surgery that disguises him as the thug so that he can infiltrate the gang. Charles Bickford, Ann Dvorak star. 67 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.