A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the neighborhood gangster. Sometime later, an unrelated mob shoot-out ensues. The husband happens upon the melee, recognizing the crook who robbed him. Can the husband retrieve his money?
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Did You Know?
Widely considered the first modern American gangster film. Gang leader The Snapper Kid - performed by the tragically short-lived actor Elmer Booth
- provided a cocky, enterprising prototype for later Hollywood actors (Cagney, Bogart, Robinson, Raft, etc.) who played hoodlums onscreen through the 1940s. See more
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