Directed by Lewis Seiler • 1939 • United States
Starring John Garfield, Priscilla Lane, Alan Hale
John Garfield continued to hone his cynical, hard-nosed persona with this socially conscious couple-on-the-run drama. After doing time for a crime he didn’t commit and busting rock on a work farm, young Joe Bell (John Garfield) figures the cards are stacked against him. When a showdown with his sadistic foreman ends in the older man’s accidental death, Joe makes a run for it with the foreman’s stepdaughter (Priscilla Lane)—and waits for fate to deal the cards one last time.