Criminal mastermind Kate Westhanger (Genevieve Tobin) is planning
something big, that much is for sure, and inspector Pemberton (Jack
Hulbert) has decided to stick to her every step along the way to catch her
red-handed, wven though he has not the slightest idea what she's up to and
he has totally fallen in love with her. The only thing Pemberton does know
for sure is it has to do with shipowner Lord Flamborough (Francis
L.Sullivan), railroad owner Sapson (Frank Cellier) and mineowner Boltover
(Peter Haddon). But even when Kate's gang breaks into a bank and steals
hardly any money - and the money that is taken is stolen by Kate's
right-hand-man Gregori (Noel Madison) against her express orders -, that
doesn't give Pemberton much of a clue ... until he puts the pieces of the
puzzle together in another way and figures Kate and gang are planning to
steal a gold shipment worth 600.000 Pounds which will reach British shores
by one of Flamborough's ships and is to be transported to London by
Sapson's train - but by the time he figures that out, Sapson's train has
already disappeared to God knows where. Eventually though Pemberton
figures that God-knows-where must be one of Boltover's mines, where some
seemingly abandoned railroad tracks are leading too ...
Meanwhile, in the mine, where Kate and gang are hiding out with the
gold, Gregori takes over Kate's gang, even though his criminal mind
doesn't even remotely match hers - which makes Kate send the trucks
containing the gold back to Flamborough's company, just to get back at
Gregori and her disloyal men.
Eventually, Pemberton and the police arrive on the scene on a handcart,
which leads to a shoot-out, with Kate's gang managing to escape in their
cars - and Pemberton and Kate chasing them down by train engine.
Ultimately, Kate's whole gang is arrested, only she is let go, and
Pemberton even marries her in the end.
Arthur Wontner can be seen as Kate's uncle/accomplice who is ultimately
shot by Gregori.
Over-complicated and over-convoluted on one hand (as Edgar
Wallace-stories tend to be) and childish on the other, Kate plus Ten
is far from being a great movie. However, it's light-hearted enough in
approach to be harmlessly entertaining, does feature some nice sequences
like the train engine-car chase, and is well-acted by all of the involved.
Mildly enjoyable, but utterly neglectable.