It’s high time for some low Cagney-style crime! 

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) is the story of Ralph Cotter (James Cagney), who escapes prison, uses blackmail in an attempt to seduce his ex-partner’s sister (Barbara Payton), starts up his crime business again, gets shaken down by corrupt cops, and commits murder along the way.

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At it’s release, the film was banned in Ohio, called a “a sordid, sadistic presentation of brutality and an extreme presentation of crime with explicit steps in its commission.” How’s that for a recommendation?

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