- Directors: Jules Dassin
- Producers: Samuel G Engel
- Writers: Story, Gerald Kersh, Screenplay, Jo Eisinger
- Genres: Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
- Actors: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Herbert Lom
The story tells the story of Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark), a two-bit hustler who dreams of the good life provided by money. He’s tried a lot of go-nowhere schemes but he has what he believes is a chance of a lifetime. He plans to take control of the professional wrestling game from promoter and underworld boss Kristo (Herbert Lom) by manipulating him through his father, the retired wrestling superstar Gregorius (Stanislaus Zbyszko).