Elaine Barton is being blackmailed by her husband Harry Pitkin. He is threatening to tell her boyfriend Ross Hollister who wants to marry her she is married but Hollister is having a private detective agency investigate her. Hollister's partner Sheila Cromwell stops by to pick up financial papers Hollister is supposed to check out but he hasn't finished the task. He agrees to drop them at Elaine's apartment with a key under the mat so Cromwell can pick them up the next morning as Hollister is going on a business trip. Perry receives a note in the mail with a key to Elaine's apartment indicating he would find a witness to a hit and run accident he is handling. He finds Elaine asleep but after waking her he discovers a license number and a small gun. Elaine asks him to help her with the blackmail but Perry doesn't believe her. The license number takes Perry to Stephen Argyle who employs Pitkin as a driver. He denies the charges even though his car shows damage. Perry receives a call ... Written by
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[Harry rings the doorbell
Who is it?
Who is it!
You know who it is. Harry
[Elaine opens the door
You forgot to say "come in," Elaine. That's bad manners.