A shaggy dog of a film in so many ways: werewolf lore, genre hodgepodge and storytelling that continues to lead viewers just around the bend right to the bitter end.
Bogart is razor sharp and as comfortable in the role of the gangster as he is in his tailored suit.
The Dead End Kids have limited charm for me and mostly served to drag down the narrative. It might be because I’m most familiar with these New York Bowery tropes as cartoon bits.
The cops only get involved when people with money are impacted; however, those are the only characters that call upon the law to intercede.