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Private detective Eddie's (Damian O'Flynn) dad (Robert Homans) is shot
dead by a gang of crooks, and Eddie has only two days to solve the crime
before being drafted to serve in the war. Eddie is quick enough to link
the murder to another crime, two trucks full of tires stolen from
Underwood's (Neil Hamilton) transportation company, and soon he thinks he
has also figured out who the mastermind behind the two crimes is,
nightclub owner Marty Clark (Jack La Rue), and he shares his information
with his cop friend Bill Decker (Dick Purcell), who tells Eddie to watch
Marty in his club - but nothing more.
At the club though, the call-in jukebox girl Linda (Helen Parrish)
suddenly announces an air raid warning, all the lights are switched off
... and Marty is shot dead. And Bill Decker arrives at the scene soon
enough to arrest Eddie for the murder. Eddie, who is innocent, makes a
daring escape, hooks up with jukebox girl Linda, the only one who can
prove his innocence if only she can identify the woice who called in the
air raid warning, and tries to investigate on his own ... but stumbles
over corpses everywhere he goes, including Underwood, whose tires were
stolen by Marty in the first place, and a blonde (Esther Muir) who claims
she can identify the murderer.
Ultimately, he figures the only way to solve the whole case is to break
into Marty's warehouse, where he meets Bill Decker, and he seems to be
able to convince him of his innocence - thing is by that time, Linda has
identified Decker as the man behind the phony air raid warning and thus
the baddie of the whole piece, and ultimtately the two men slug it out
until the police arrives to see to it that justice is served.
And of course, Eddie gets the girl.
Routine B-crime thriller with a pretty convoluted script that doesn't
always make perfect sense, plus some aspects of the film are just not
properly explained, but at a mere 55 minutes, the film is just short
enough to not outstay its welcome and be at least entertaining if not
terribly intelligent or original.