This is a pretty snappy noir that moves right along. Though fourth billed, Alan Ladd steals the movie with his portrayal of a cat-loving sociopathic hit man named Raven. Veronica Lake is cuter than anything as the nightclub singer/magician who gets a secret government assignment from a Senator, and Laird Cregar and Robert "Harold Hill" Preston hold up their ends admirably. I particularly like Cregar's stooge Tommy, who delights in tormenting the boss. The Observer says, check it out!
The always unreliable 'Onewhoissaved" below says that Alan Ladd was born in 1933. He did pretty well in this movie, for a nine-year-old!