Burnett from his novel Associate Producer: Mark Hellinger Produced by Hal B.
He allows himself to become emotionally invoved with their daughter Velma Joan Leslie to the point of paying for a foot operation in hopes of winning her heart.
Back in 1941 desert roads in Southern California were so few, three alert deputies could snag almost anybody trying to go from point A to point B.
Things just happen when men take their chances with the law.
It still plays well — some viewers may prefer it to the Humphrey Bogart classic.
Young Arthur Kennedy and Alan Curtis are a little clean-cut but acceptable as the punks along on the caper.