A young woman who has entered a county fair competition in a rural community north of Los Angeles disappears, and her wealthy father hires Joe Mannix to look for her. As Mannix begins his investigation, everyone he interviews claims that the woman never arrived in town. Then everyone -- the police, the town council, and even his hotel clerk -- suddenly seem interested only in having Mannix leave town as quickly as possible. Mannix learns, however, that they are all frightened by an extortion plot that involves not only the missing woman, but a threat to every person in the town. Written by
Did You Know?
The building where the kidnappers hide the nerve gas, and that serves as the fictional "Mopado" City Hall (supposedly in a rural county four hours from Los Angeles) is actually the Pasadena City Hall in Los Angeles County. See more