A movie of two halves: The first part deals with the trials of being an independent truck-driver on the road: missing sleep, missing your sweetheart and trying to avoid the finance company. This is by far the most rewarding part, the camaraderie of the road, the wisecracking waitresses in the truck stops (Anne Sheridan on top form), and the danger of driving fuelled by coffee and deadlines. The set up of the film is immaculate. But after a tragic accident - in which Humphrey Bogart's character, Paul Fabrini, is injured - both brothers are forced to leave the road. The other brother, Joe (George Raft), is forced to take a manager's job at a haulage company, where he falls foul of the owner's scheming wife Lana Carlsen, who accuses him of her husband's murder. The second part of the movie loses the spirit of a road movie and becomes a rather stagy melodrama. Ida Lupino puts in an extraordinary performance as Lana, but you can't help but wish the boys had managed to keep their rig on the road.