Reporter Steve Banks is fired from his job and threatened
with divorce by his wife, Margaret, for inattention.
Actually Steve is investigating a dope ring headed,
he believes, by Reno, owner of a speakeasy and a friend
of Addison, the newspaper owner. Banks elicits a confession
from Rose Peretti, one of Reno's agents, and deposits
it with Addison. Reno murders Addison, destroys the
confession, and leaves evidence that implicates Banks.
A Dictaphone record Addison was making when he was struck
down exonerates Banks and convicts Reno. Banks is rewarded
with the restoration of his job and the return of his