- Director: Rowland Brown
- Writer: Rowland Brown; Hal Long
- Producer: William Goetz; Raymond Griffith
Corrupt bail bondsman Bill Bailey (George Bancroft) holds some enviable sway among the political elite and criminal underworld of Los Angeles. His clout begins to weaken, however, when he falls for Elaine Talbart (Frances Dee), a wild, wealthy young socialite who is herself infatuated with a bank robber (Chick Chandler). Bailey pursues Elaine, only to become lost in a maze of violence, kleptomania, perversion, racketeering and betrayal -- and then he discovers there's nothing but dead ends.