Good and bad parts

The bad parts were two kinds of stories I don't like
- when an innocent person trusts someone they are supposed to be able to trust, but that person cheats them out of their money, continually
- when people start gambling with money they should not be risking

Otherwise it is a well-told story that nicely shows what it must have been like during the crazy Prohibition era. Humphrey Bogart shows up in a couple of scenes and surprisingly, for this period, plays a pretty upstanding guy as well. Joan Blondell was memorable. Lots of interesting directorial choices too, for example, when they come into the bar and we see insets of talking heads that let us overhear various conversations. The elderly, lovelorn woman who befriends our young hero is a well-drawn character and even the slick cousin is as well.