Brenda Reynolds (Tina Thayer) is the typical college brat, a girl who
always gets into trouble at her campus, but can always count on her father
James (Otto Kruger), a prominent lawyer, to bail her out.
What Brenda doesn't know though is that her daddy is involved with the
mob, not only in defending mobsters, but he also is the secret boss of the
One day Brenda meets Nick Jordan (Rick Vallin) & falls in love with
him at first sight, thinking him much more interesting than her cleancut
boyfriend Bill (Russell Hoyt) ... & at one point she even leaves
Bill's party, where he planned to announce their engagement, early to be
What she doesn't know of course is that Nick is her father's top killer
& a big womanizer. Likewise, he doesn't know (at first), that she's
his boss's daughter.
EVentually though, daddy finds out about the relationship, forbids his
daughter to see Nick ever again, & fires Nick & tells him to leave
town, even going so far as to putting out a contract on him should he
But just to get back at the lawyer, Nick persuades Brenda to elope with
him & marry just over the stateline. she happily agrees. When Nick
makes a last stop at his own office though to get some mob-money, he is
shot ... & what's worse, Brenda is accused of having shot him.
trial ensues in which lawyer Reynolds defends his own daughter, but with
little success, since her secret diary (the titular secrets of a co-ed)
is used by the prosecution against her.
In the very end, lawyer Reynolds
breaks down in front of the jury & admits he himself has killed Nick
An early teenager-drama, years before they became en
vogue in the 1950's. That might make the film somehow interesting, though
it's not really good, merely an hour of ok cheap entertainment, probably
forgotten an hour later.