James Cagney is Eddie Bartlett, a young man who gets out of WW1 and finds that things have changed. He cannot land a job to save his life so he turns to bootlegging liquor.
He soon becomes a top gangster within the city and he has his war buddy, George Halley played by Humphrey Bogart, working with him, until Halley decides he wants to be top man.
Told is a documentary style with narration and news clips, this film moves at a quick pace and should please any cinema fan. The rest of the cast includes Priscilla Lane, Frank McHugh, Paul Kelly, Joe Sawyer and John Hamilton.
One of the best of it's kind.