Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye starring James Cagney and Barbara Payton.
From the trial of the survivors, we flash back to amoral crook Ralph Cotter’s violent prison break, assisted by Holiday Carleton, sister of another prisoner who doesn’t make it. Soon Ralph manipulates the grieving Holiday into his arms, and two crooked cops follow her into his pocket. Ralph’s total lack of scruple brings him great success in a series of robberies. But his easy conquest of gullible heiress Margaret Dobson proves more dangerous to him than any crime! James Cagney, what a class act he was..noone played the gangster ex con better; the roles fit him like a glove..I’m trying to think who he would have influenced in later years.