Edward G. Robinson as an ex-district attorney who hits the bottle, then comes back as a gangland lawyer. Ellen: Nina Foch. Angel: Jayne Mansfield. Ray: Hugh Marlowe. Garland: Albert Dekker. Directed by Lewis Allen.
An Oscar-winning script and an Oscar-nominated score drive this biopic of Prohibition-era singer Ruth Etting (Doris Day), with James Cagney stealing the show (and a Best Actor nomination) as a gangster who becomes her possessive mentor.