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Crying Boy

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Timmy Blake is one of the best investigative reporters on the Chronicle and will stop at nothing to get her story. Bill Morgan, her editor and fiancé, knows this, so when he receives an anonymous note stating that automobile magnate Spencer Wade was poisoned, he sends Timmy to cover the story. Timmy recognizes Wade's widow Arline as the woman she saw with another man in a nightclub the night of Wade's death. She convinces Dr. Evans, the coroner, to stop the funeral and conduct an autopsy. The autopsy proves that Wade was poisoned, and Timmy uncovers some other facts that seem to point to Arline as his murderer. She confronts Arline, who will say nothing. Timmy returns to town to track down the man who was with Arline in the nightclub. She talks to the owner of the club, Sam Sherman, who identifies Arline as a former showgirl, and her escort as gigolo Carlton Whitney. Whitney implies that he and Arline are having an affair. Bill prints the story and Arline sues the paper for libel. In order to beat the suit, Timmy convinces the district attorney to indict Arline for her husband's murder. She will not take the stand and is found guilty, but Timmy is now convinced of her innocence and sets out to discover why she will not defend herself. She approaches Eugene Forde, Wade's doctor, sure that Arline is in love with him and is protecting him. He forces Arline to admit that Whitney was blackmailing her. Wade was insanely jealous, and when he realized that Arline was leaving him, he killed himself, leaving a suicide note that implicated Forde. After Timmy clears up the confusion, Arline and Forde marry.