The Frightened City

Small-time protection rackets merge under the ęgis of a financial maven to carve up London.

The next step is the construction industry, big payoffs.

One mobster bows out and is bumped off, the top muscle is a friend of his.

“Conventional but brisk” was Variety’s comment. Halliwell’s Film Guide says, “reasonably terse”.

It’s a fight for the city, Inspector Sayers says. Over his head are the Assistant Commissioner (Crime) and questions in Parliament pertaining to gang wars and suchlike.

Delicatessens and restaurants and pubs for ten quid a week, that sort of thing to begin with. National businesses are in the offing at last.

A general resemblance to The Untouchables on American television appears well-studied.