Molly Fitzgerald, who works for Abrams and Co. Jewelers (although the company safe reads "Adams & Co. Jewelers"), is accosted on the street by a stranger who asks her for a date, but her fiancé, police officer Terry Mulvaney chases him away. Spike, the stranger, is interested in Molly other than for her pretty face; he is a member of a gang of jewel thieves who are planning to rob Abrams and want to use her to obtain information regarding the merchant's shipments of jewels. Through another ruse, gang member Flash Ackroyd gets the information and, through careful planning, frames Terry for the robbery. One of Abrams' assistants is killed and Terry is charged with robbery and murder. Terry escapes but Molly is fired as Abrams thinks she was in on the robbery. Molly gets a job in a nightclub ran by the gangsters. The train on which Terry is escaping is wrecked and he is transported to a hospital more dead than alive.Written by
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This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS 23 July 1940. Post WWII televiewers got their first look at in in Lowell MA (serving the Boston Area) Thursday 7 October 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »
Ambitious cop Russell Hopton and jewel merchant's secretary Cecilia Parker are in love. Her boss is planning on a big shipment, which attractts Theodore von Eltz, the head of a jewelry-thief ring. Miss Parker attracts him too, so he works out an elaborate plan to frame Hopton for the robbery. It works. Hopton is arrested, escapes, and winds up in a train crash.
It's an elaborately plotted movie from ambitious Poverty Row producer Chesterfield. It's directed at a good clip by Charles Lamont, but there are a couple of problems. The first is that 36-year-old Hopton looks too old to play a 26-year-old Oirish beat cop, and the other is in the script by Ewart Adamson. It plods, making sure that every plot point is painstakingly laid out, and then further larded with not very interesting banter. At barely over an hour, it looks like it was padded.
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