Bret gets involved by financing Modesty Blaine's plan to sell cats to a mining town to control the rat population. But when she leaves him holding an empty bag, Bret must face the wrath of a jealous but superstitious sheriff and a hired killer willing to put cash and duty ahead of friendship. Written by
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[Bret stops a woman about to jump off a pier
What are you trying to do? The tides out, ma'am. You couldn't drown in that Sacramento mud if you had a cannonball under each arm.
[she starts to cry and goes into Bret's arms
Well, don't cry. Please. Well, th-that's better. Now what brought you to that. Men?
No, sir. Cats.