Joan Blondell as Mamie; James Cagney as Tom Powers; Frankie Darro as Matt as a Boy (uncredited); Robert Homans as Officer Pat Burke (uncredited); Sam McDaniel as Headwaiter (uncredited); Beryl Mercer as Ma Powers; Frank Coghlan Jr. as Tom as a Boy (uncredited); Robert Emmett O'Connor as Paddy Ryan; Murray Kinnell as Putty Nose; Purnell Pratt as Officer Powers (uncredited); Lucille Ward as Mrs. Dalton (uncredited); Snitz Edwards as Miller (uncredited); Leslie Fenton as Samuel 'Nails' Nathan; Helen Parrish as Little Girl (uncredited); Landers Stevens as Doctor (uncredited)
NR (Not Rated)
Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfound wealth, the duo feels the heat from the cops and rival gangsters both. Despite his ruthless criminal reputation, Tom tries to remain connected to his family, however, gang warfare and the need for revenge eventually pull him away.