Charlie Lupo (Broderick Crawford) is a top Syndicate guy, glowering and growling and talking very fast, trying to manage the usual mobster's array of killings and rackets. He hires studly Nick Magellan (Richard Conte) away from Johnny Achilles to be his personal errand boy. (Great names, right?)
Lupo's feline daughter Kathy (Anne Bancroft, young and lovely) has had enough of mob life, and runs off, but not before a smoldering romance gets underway with Nick.
There's some shady stuff with an oil deal and loans and congressmen. The deal falls apart and so does a resulting hit, giving us some momentum to a satisfying, compact ending.
Good stuff all around. Stylish, hard-boiled dialog and a reasonable / sane plot. Anne…