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Numbered Woman

Numbered Woman(1938)

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Because nurse Linda Morgan's brother Tommy has been wrongly imprisoned for stealing bonds, she postpones her marriage to Dr. Steven Russell. To help Tommy, Linda enlists the aid of Public defender Wallace and police Capt. Ryan and has herself assigned as a nurse to ailing racketeer Lew Adams, one of the men who committed the crime for which Tommy was sent to prison. Hoping to gain Adams' confidence, Linda gets herself arrested on a phony charge and is bailed out by Ferguson, Adams' suspicious lawyer. Vicki, the incarcerated girl friend of gang leader Blake, is also suspicious and has Ferguson revoke bail. Linda manages to have herself thrown into a cell with Vicki and tries to win her confidence. The plan almost fails when Steve comes to bail Linda out, but she convinces him to bail Vicki out as well. Grateful, Vicki takes Linda to Blake's hideout but is secretly followed by the police. The police lose sight of them, however, and Linda is in serious danger when Ferguson discovers her real identity. Ferguson, Blake and Vicki leave the hideout, hoping to escape from the United States with fake passports, but Blake returns to shoot Linda. Because he has fallen in love with her, Adams cannot bear to see her killed and saves her life by shooting Blake, who, in turn, fatally wounds Adams. Steve then arrives with the police, who arrest the rest of the crooks, enabling Tommy to be freed.