Roaring 20s songstress Ruth Etting had everything -- the looks, the wiles, the smokey jazz voice, the it. She also had Chicago racketeer Martin The Gimp Snyder, who, even as he propelled her career, afflicted her. Laced with Doris Days vibrant performance of songs from the era, this 1955 Academy Award winner (Writing - Motion Picture Story) is based on the tough-minded tale of Ettings life with the man who boosted her career with strong-arm tactics and smothered her in an obsessive grip she escaped at great peril. As Snyder, Cagney earned of the films six Oscar nominations. Days Etting was a career-best dramatic performance, bringing acclaim from critics and protest letters from fans unprepared for the departure from her traditionally sunny roles.