Cast & Crew
A chain of confounding robberies has been occurring on the Midnight Limited between Albany and Montreal, with the crooks making a seemingly impossible getaway after each job. Joan Marshall, a passenger on the train, is robbed of valuable papers when she accidentally confronts the thief after he has robbed a diamond salesman in the next compartment. In an effort to retrieve her papers, Joan visits Valentine Lennon, the special investigator for the railroad who is handling the case. Discovering that Joan is the only person who has seen the thief, he enlists her aid. Joan and Val book a compartment on the next train, and when Joan identifies a suspicious looking drunk as having been a passenger on the train that had been robbed, Val assigns his assistant, Brady, to follow the drunk. Later that night, another robbery is committed and Brady is murdered. The only leads that Val has are the drunk, the fact that all the compartments in which the robberies were committed had been booked by a clerk at the Ritz Plaza Hotel, and that all the compartments were located right behind the baggage car. After questioning the drunk, who will admit only that he had been hired through a newspaper ad to deliver papers to a man in Montreal, Val disguises himself as a banker and books passage through the clerk at the Ritz Plaza Hotel. Aboard the train that night, Val is robbed, but he manages to trace the crook to the baggage car, where the baggage master, Kranz, has been slipping the thief on and off the train by hiding him in coffins. In the ensuing shootout, Kranz and the thief are killed, and with the ring smashed, Joan and Val are married.
I. Stanford Jolley
Sherwill Productions, Inc. was a production company owned by Theodore R. Williams, who released his films through Monogram.