After stopping to drop off some papers for a client's signature, Perry and Della return to find that his car has been stripped for parts. They were gone for no more than 10 minutes but the gang that stripped his car were expert at their job. The LAPD have had a rash of these thefts and they arrest a juvenile, Lennie Beale, who was trying to sell a camera from Perry's car. Perry refuses to press charges. Lennie is in love with the older Robin Spring, an entertainer at a night club. A leader of the gang, Bill Sikes, is also in love with Robin as is the older manager of the club, Tom Loman. Sikes pitches a new idea to the true leader of the gang, Ben Huggins, to have Robin get a job parking cars at the club for a gang member. He can copy the keys and addresses from the cars so they can rob their homes. However, on the first job the police are called and Lennie is wounded. When Sikes and his supposed girlfriend are both killed, Lennie is charged with murder. Lennie provides information on... Written by
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The basic plot is borrowed from Charles Dickens's classic novel, "Oliver Twist", even to the point of including a character named Bill Sikes. See more
Perhaps due to poor color photography, the stage blood on Lennie's sleeve is appallingly fake-looking, a sort of sun-glo magenta color. See more
At least Mr. Dandrige is getting a fair price for his place. At his age, it must be hard to lose a home by condemnation.
It isn't easy at any age.
References Oliver Twist