Rather by accident, reporter Bob Gordon (Buster Crabbe) lands a job
with the Record after saving Helen (Ruth Hall), the daughter of
Record-publisher Brewster (Ralph Lewis). At the Record, editor Larkin
(John Trent) tries everything to get rid of Gordon by giving him one
insurmountable assignement after another, making his job depend on each of
them - but thanks to his charm and good society connections, Gordon
succeeds in all of them.
Why does Larkin do it?
Because he is secretly
working for Kent (Broderick O'Farrell), publisher of the News, who
wants to put the Record out of business, and he figures Gordon might be
just the man to spoil his plans. So when Gordon lands a top interview for
the Record, Larkin makes sure that it is published in the News on the same
day - which questions Gordon's loyality and ultimately forces him to
resign. However, Gordon is not one to give up that easily, he just pays
Kent's villa a secret visit and listens in on a conversation between Kent
and Larkin, learning where a document proving the agreement between the
two men is hidden, and after a wild car chase and an extended fistfight,
Gordon gets his hands on it - and as a result, Larkin is fired from the
record while Gordon is promoted to editor-in chief ... and he gets the
girl, Helen Brewster, too.
Nothing great, but an ok, swiftly
moving newspaper drama with a likeable cast and a light touch to it.