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When the Bureau of Investigation (so-called because Monogram didn't have J. Edgar's stamp of approval) learns that wealthy philanthropist Mrs. Crippen (Zeffie Tilbury) bosses the city's underworld, Federal Agent Tommy Thompson (Milburn Stone) is detailed to uncover evidence that will convict her. Masquerading as a crook, Tommy is saved from jail by the Crippen machine, which is headed by Harker (Selmer Jackson), Mrs. Crippen's lawyer and partner. Tommy joins the gang, wins the old lady's confidence and fall in love with her secretary, Milly (Terry Walker), who is unaware of her employer's criminal activities. Mrs. Crippen is working to save her son John (Matty Fain) from the electric chair. Tommy brings John, who has escaped from the penitentiary, directly to Mrs. Crippen so she can be caught red-handed. Tipped off that the police are closing in, she leaves for her hideout with Tommy, John, Milly (who she has kidnapped) and two henchmen. Harker has discovered Tommy's true identity and relays the information to the gang.
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|Release Date:||1937||Production Date:||
|Color/B&W:||Black and White||Distributions Co:||Monogram Pictures Corp.|
|Sound:||Mono||Production Co:||Monogram Pictures Corp.|