***SPOILERS*** After a robbery of a local liquor store when one of the robbers was shot dead by the store owner police woman Casey Jones, Beverly Garland, is given the assignment to impersonate the dead robber's wife Mrs. Moran to find out who his accomplice was. Moving into the Moran apartment on the lower East Side Casey encounters lots of hostility from her neighbors who don't want her living there in that her late husband was a career criminal. It's the Jewish Deli owner Bernie "Knish" Levine, Ludwig Donath, who comes to Cssey or better yet Mrs. Moran's defense and keeps her from getting lynched by her outraged neighbors.
As it turns out "Knish" gets very friendly with Cssey who soon tells her that he was the other crook who was with her husband when he was shot dead. Not only that he gives Casey half, $216.00, of the money stolen from the liquor store. With Casey now having the goods on "Knish" Levin she now attempts to find out who sold him the gun used in the liquor store robbery. By doing that Casey with the help of her boss NYPD Let. Rubenbaum, Bert Freed, fakes a robbery, where someone was killed, with the gun that "Knish" got for her to implicate him it it as well.
***SPOILERS*** In a state of panic "Knish" gets in touch with the gun dealer Mr. Johnson, James O'Rear, in his hideout under the Williamsburg Bridge in Lower Manhattan at Casey's urging. With "Knish" totally unaware of what's going on, in him and Johnson being set up by Casey, he soon panics having an equally panic stricken Johnson blast him for him stupidly handing him over to the police! With the dust cleared Casey and the police put both Johnson and the injured "Knish" Levin away for, after being convicted, 10 to 15 years at Attic State Prison. Levin who never wanted to be in the business of robbing liquor stores ended up paying a big price for his actions. Which in him being an law abiding citizen would have prevented him from paying it.
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