In a power-packed performance, Garfield does a reprise of Spencer Tracy's role in 20,000 YEARS IN SING SING. He is the wisecracking jewel thief doing 25 to 30 years, and his faithful girl friend, the luscious Ann Sheridan, attempts to get him paroled. Shifty lawyer Cowan promises to help but injures Sheridan when she rebuffs him. A sympathetic warden, O'Brien, allows Garfield to go free on his "honor system" to visit Sheridan, and he walks in on her just as Cowan pays another visit. Sheridan shoots Cowan, but Garfield takes the blame, first fleeing, then returning to prison to save O'Brien's job and honorably go to the chair. The film lacks the pace of its original, but Garfield's magnetic personality holds it together.