Captain Street's (Grant Withers) best friend Grady, who has been
working on the smuggling detail, has been killed, & the only clue
Street & Chinese private investigator Mr Wong (Boris Karloff) - &
of course Street's nosey reporter girlfriend Bobbie Logan (Marjorie
Reynolds) - have leads to the Neptune Club & its owner Hardway Harry
(Frank Puglia), whose club is certainly ideal for smuggling, having secret
seaside entrances & the lot, but it soon becomes obvious he's not
working alone, and nothing can bwe proven against him ...
Soon, one of his business associates, Frank Belden (Hooper Atchley),
threatens to blow up the whole operation should Harry not be able to
seperate his innocent son Frank (Craig Reynolds) & Tanya Serova (Lita
Chevret), a woman very much involved with the organisation.
A short time later, Belden sr turns up dead, & while Street &
Wong are questioning his respectable business partner Forbes (Charles
Trowbridge), in the room above Tanya is shot, & the building's
switchboard operator claims she has overheard a fight between Tanya &
young Belden, who has been seen leaving the place, over the phone.
So Belden is the prime suspect, while Harry - having been at the police
station all evening - has a perfect alibi. But brought in for questioning,
Belden doesn't give the impression of a murderer, & at the station,
just outside Street's office, another man, the radio performer Griswold
(Jason Robards sr) is murdered ... & he sat awfully close to Harry ...
Only Wong has some other ideas, learns that Griswold's radio show was
on right when Tanya was supposed to be shot, the show resembled what the
switchboard operator has heard up to the comma, and Tanya had one of these
new remote control radios ... which suddenly leaves Forbes, who had the
perfect alibi (or so he thought) as the only logical suspect. When he
tries to gather evidence though, Wong is surprised by Forbes, & Street
as well when he arrives a few minutes later. In the end, only Bobbie
Logan, who has been snooping around again, is able to save them ...
Despite several unbelievable plottwists & an at best far fetched
solution, this is one of the better Mister Wong films,
telling the story at a steady pace & having enough happening to keep
the audience entertained.