Steve Banks is a hard-drinking newspaper reporter. His wife Margaret, a reporter for a rival paper, threatens to divorce him if he doesn't quit the drinking that is compromising his career. Steve pursues a story about drug dealers even when his editor fires him. When the editor is murdered, Steve is accused of the killing. But Steve has an ace up his sleeve that may save him from the electric chair.
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At the end of the picture, Margaret calls the city desk to phone in the big story, but she's already in the newsroom, where the city desk ought to be.
However, Margaret works for a different paper, not the one whose newsroom she is in at the time. See more