On a rainy day in Los Angeles, Joe Mannix' secretary Peggy is kidnapped by two men on the instructions of crime boss Lawrence Powers. Powers has the two men hold Peggy to force Mannix to investigate which of his three closest associates is acting as a stool pigeon. Mannix only has 72 hours to learn this information -- or Peggy's life will be forfeited. Written by
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Joe insists that Peggy be photographed holding each day's newspaper to prove she is unharmed. The first time that she does so, in the closeup the main headline reads "The 'Baby Bust'" in giant headlines. When the camera switches to a medium shot, however, the main headline is in smaller type, and reads, "Freeway Collision in Heavy Fog." Then the shot switches back to a closeup, and the newspaper again has the "Baby Bust" headline. See more