John Payne is the no-good lowdown rat who tries to capitalize on postwar patriotism and grief. He finagles a war widow (Joan Caulfied) into giving up her savings for a nonexistent memorial. When Payne falls in love with the widow he has pangs of conscience, but he reckons without his con-artist boss (Dan Duryea), who tends to bolster his arguments with muscle and bullets.
|John Payne||Rick Mason|
|Joan Caulfield||Deborah Owens Clark|
|Dan Duryea||Silky Randall|
|Nicholas Joy||Walter Vanderline|
|Percy Helton||Charlie Jordan|
|Walter Greaza||Mr. Owens|
|Harry Antrim||Mr. McNulty|