Hardboiled Irish-American police sergeant Pat Kelley investigates the murder of his estranged wife Delia, a provocative and flirty dance-hall hostess. The case forces Kelley to face his demons and pay the price.
In the 1940's and 1950's some members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) had more interests than their slogan suggests: to protect and to serve. In this episode sadistic Streeter and brutal Creighton are corrupt cops whose antics lead to a nasty and tragic end when a shakedown plan goes awry.
We meet our anti-hero, grafter Mitch Allison, disheveled and walking by the side of the road. He tells us in a flash back narrative how he stole $25,000 from his con-artist wife Bette and jumped on a train hoping to double the money in a scam. He meets sultry Babe and gets involved in more than he bargained for. The twists and turns never stop in this fast paced tale.
Annie, in true noir fashion, fatalistically falls in love with a millionaire who is quite bewitched by another lover and is not afraid to show it. In flashback narrative Annie explains that she met Dwight six weeks earlier and soon we understand Dwight's total obsession with "the other woman." How far will Dwight go to win and keep the love of his adored Bernette? What must Annie do to win Dwight's love?
In this comic noir, fixer-bag-man Buzz Meeks is hired by both of his bosses--the multi-talented Howard Hughes and the gangster Mickey Cohen--to find, oops, the same girl whom they have both fallen madly in love with.