Cast & Crew
Just before the verdict is announced in racketeer Niki Enright's trial under Judge Joseph Jennings, Daily News cartoonist Randy Burns receives a "guilty" signal from a juror and beats her rival paper, the Post , with the story by twenty minutes. The Post then prints the correct story of Enright's acquittal, and the News is shamed. The News circulation manager, Ken Dwyer, and editor Jim Hardy, meanwhile, compete for Randy's attention. While Ken and Randy dine at the Seville Club, where Enright is holding his "acquittal" party, he threatens them to keep his name out of the papers. Undaunted, Randy continues her front-page cartoons which expose Enright's city-wide rackets, and the News wins the circulation war. Enright, enraged, makes a deal with Post editor Johnson to keep the News off the stands. To get Randy's attention, Ken stages a practical joke, urging city officials to question Randy about Enright's shadowy deals, and she is subpoenaed. For refusing to cooperate, Randy spends three days in jail, where she learns the shady past of Enright's girl friend, Billie Blake, who was arrested for drunk driving. Enright then bribes Randy not to print Billie's story, and when she resists, he destroys the printing plates containing the story. When Randy witnesses the shooting of a newsstand clerk, she is taken hostage at the Seville Club. Having discovered the Post 's alliance with Enright, Ken threatens to expose the scandal until Johnson tips him off to Enright's fraudulent acquittal. Arriving at the club, Ken overhears Judge Jennings take money from Enright, who then locks Ken and Randy in a room, planning to kill them, but make it look like they were on a romantic rendezvous that ended in double suicide. Enright then calls Johnson, who betrays him to save Ken and Randy. When the police release the couple and shoot Enright, Randy faints, and as both Jim and Ken try to revive her, Ken promises to marry her. She then awakens and kisses Ken.
Ed Le Saint
Karen De Wolf
Sol C. Siegel
The title of Danny Ahearn's story was "Back in Circulation."