American sailor Brady goes on leave in London tries to visit his brother, only to learn said brother is to be hung for murder in a few days' time. Of course, it's a murder he didn't commit. To keep his brother from hanging, Brady must uncover the leader of the smuggling ring his brother inadvertently became involved with.
Neat little British noir with some similarities to Pool of London. For once the trope of having an American lead in a British film actually makes sense, and doesn't detract from the film. The plot is a little overloaded with betrayals, though, and how easily Brady walks into traps gets a little tedious. Still a quite enjoyable movie.
Note: The UK trade show date was 26 November 1953, but the general release date does not appear to have occurred until 10 January 1955.