Frederic Archer III exits a dance club to meet with dancer Kim Lane outside in a car to confirm a payoff. That night a drunk Kim tells her roommate how she will enjoy her new life based on her new found knowledge. The next day Inez asks their boss Martha Rayburn at work if she has seen Archer as Kim is missing. As she leaves Archer enters in a panic asking for help. Later, the police arrest Albert Sanders for robbing Archer. Perry decides to pick up the derelict's case pro bono knowing his history. However, when Kim Lane is found dead, the charge is upgraded to murder. Rayburn says she was with Archer during the robbery but Paul finds the hostess Inez who says she was fired by Rayburn at the club at the same she was with Archer. Inez agrees to return from Las Vegas to testify but disappears outside the courtroom. Paul tracks her down but she escapes so Perry and Della trail her to her apartment in Las Vegas. There Joe Gibbs takes a postcard to Kim from Universal Models at gunpoint. ... Written by
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Lee Miller, Raymond Burr's body double and the future Sgt. Brice, has uncredited roles here as both a police detective and a courtroom spectator. See more
Sanders supposedly lives in a trailer, but the one interior shot was of a spacious room with dark walls, no windows and a high, level ceiling; it looked much more like an old, concrete-lined basement than like the inside of a trailer. See more
I'm warning you, Sanders. I catch you hanging around here again, I'll call the cops.