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Girl Missing(1933)

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After June Dale refuses to let wealthy Kenneth Van Dusen make love to her, he leaves her and her friend Kay Curtis to pay their own Palm Beach hotel bill. Later, when June and Kay see an engagement announcement of fellow showgirl Daisy Bradford to millionaire Henry Gibson, they decide to ask her for the money to leave town, but she pretends not to know them. Kay then tries to win their train fare by gambling, but loses everything on a double or nothing throw. Later, the women run into Daisy's former boyfriend, Raymond Fox, who offers them train fare and tries to rush them out of town. Because June is flirting with Henry in the hotel elevator, however, the women miss their train and have to stay in town for the night. The next morning, Henry marries Daisy and they leave on their honeymoon. At the hotel, Daisy complains of a headache and lies down to rest. Henry leaves their room to smoke a cigarette and when he returns, Daisy is missing and racketeer Jim Hendricks is found murdered in the garden. Henry offers a large reward for information and Kay, suspicious of Raymond's presence in town, decides to find Daisy and claim the reward. The women tell Henry that Daisy is not really a socialite and reveal their suspicions about Raymond. Henry does not believe them, until having seen Raymond's chauffeur fooling around with Henry's car, they stop him just before the wheel falls off his car. Kay suggests that they wreck the car to make it appear that the chauffeur's sabotage was successful and lure the responsible people into the open. Meanwhile, the police have forced the actors playing Daisy's parents to confess that their plan was to arrange a scandal so Hendricks could blackmail Henry. Despite Henry's protests, Kay tells the papers that he died in the automobile accident, hoping that Daisy will return when she hears the news. Daisy does return, claiming that Henry drugged her and had her kidnapped, and when Hendricks tried to stop it, Henry murdered him. Kay believes that Hendricks discovered that Daisy was going to elope with Raymond and when he tried to stop her, Raymond killed him and arranged for Henry's murder. To prove her point, she grabs a gun and forces Daisy to call Raymond, who confesses to the murder. Henry immediately leaves for Reno, planning to marry June after his divorce.