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During the Depression, gangster chieftain Big Jim is assassinated by Guy Gisborne and his cronies while celebrating his birthday. A war of attrition between rival gangsters Robbo and Gisborne is interrupted when Big Jim's daughter, Marian, posts a reward of $50,000 to avenge her father's death. Believing Glick, a crooked sheriff whom Gisborne has killed, to be her father's murderer and Robbo to be her avenger, Marian gives Robbo the reward. Aware that he is undeserving, Robbo donates the money to an orphanage administered by Allen A. Dale. When Robbo consequently acquires a reputation as a philanthropist, he hires Dale as his minister of finance. Marian, however, charms the rivals, instigating a gang war during which Robbo is imprisoned for the sheriff's murder and Gisborne is slain. Although the freed Robbo vows vengeance, Marian persuades the women of Chicago to rid the city of racketeers. Under reformist guise, she attains gangland supremacy. She then installs herself in the offices of the Women's League for Better Government, from which, aided by Allen A. Dale, she conducts her illegal operations. Songs : "My Kind of Town" (Robbo); "Don't Be a Do-Badder" (Allen & kids); "Mr. Booze" (Robbo, John, Will, Allen); "Any Man Who Loves His Mother" (John); "Bang Bang" (Will); "Style" (Robbo, John, Allen); "All for One and One for All" (Guy); "Charlotte Couldn't Charleston" (chorus).