A chance encounter with racketeer Danny Arketto at the carnival gives police Lt. Kellogg a new angle on how to bring down. While there, the cop visits a fortune tells who warns him death is near, and to beware the full moon and a tiger at noon. As his investigation of Arketto progresses, the gypsy's words prove eerily accurate.
The governor selects lawyer Elliot Fairchild to finish the term of a late senator. By all accounts, he the perfect candidate: handsome, a beautiful wife and kids, and no skeletons in his closet. But at his first press conference, there's a reporter from his hometown who's interested in causing a scene.
Private eye McGraw is hired by fight mobsters by to keep "Pretty Boy" Mendero in out of trouble and away from "dames" until his big title fight. Despite being locked in his 20th-floor apartment, Mendero breaks out and is killed by a hit and run driver. McGraw believes the boxer was murdered and orders an autopsy.
Genteel New Yorker Vanessa Peters has a lot to learn about the Old West when she moves with her new husband to his ranch. She has no idea that the nice young man she spends the afternoon with -- his name is Billy the Kid -- is the same person her husband's posse is searching for.
The coddled daughter of a judge befriends a broke young man with a reform school past. She gives him an expensive watch as a token of her friendship, but a detective thinks he stole it. When she wants to go to the police station to clear her friend, her parents are more concerned about what others might think than of helping the innocent man.
A recently re-married man has believed for nine years that his first wife drowned, although her body was never recovered. When he finds her diamond wedding ring in an antique shop, he begins to suspect otherwise.
The young waitresses at a hotel in the Old West are causing problems for handsome whiskey salesman Dan Kelly. They're all fawning over him, which is making their boyfriends jealous. Dan just wants to get back to his family in the East, but the jilted cowboys all want to punch him out or shoot him for stealing their gals.
The ex-girlfriend of mobster Al Maxim provided him with an alibi in a murder case. Now she now wants to leave town before the trial and marry her new boyfriend. Al tries to shoot her, but she escapes, hopping on the last bus of the night. Now she's terrified because any of the other passengers could be one of Al's men sent to murder her.
City slicker turned country gentleman Jim Blandings expects to make a small fortune by selling the hay on his land. Upset after learning that it's ten acres of weeds, he ignores pleas to hire a pro and decides to burn off the vegetation himself. Naturally, volunteer fire department is called.
Ranger Jim Harris comes to town after the sheriff is killed tracking the Fox Durkin gang. He has a tough time putting together a posse to bring the outlaws in; no one is even sure what Durkin looks like. The ranger, two brothers, and a grizzled old timer head out, but one member of the posse isn't what he seems.