Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work. He regards the assignment as "kindergarten" work. When a young woman asks him to help locate her husband, Therme, he learns that she is really Norma Phillips, wanted by Chicago police for murder of her husband. She escapes, but Saunders borrows a corpse from the morgue to arrange her fake funeral. The trap brings the woman and Therme to the mortuary out of curiosity.
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SHAME is responsible for the "amnesia" plague which has swept America! See how cases of lost memory are faked so betrayed girls can face the world again! Learn the truth about runaway wives, "lost" women, vanished men in this blazing drama of the super-sleuths who are smashing the snatch racket! (Print Ad- Philadelphia Inquirer, ((Philadelphia, Penna.)) 27 September 1933)
Did You Know?
To promote the film, Warner Bros. issued a statement that it would pay $10,000 to Joseph F. Crater--a prominent New York City judge who disappeared in August of 1930--if he would come to see the movie at the box office. Crater never came, and his disappearance remains unsolved. See more
Butch tells Capt. Webb he found Caesar on a roof on 10th Avenue, which is on the west side of Manhattan. However from shots from the roof, the Manhattan Bridge is visible, which spans the East River from Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn. The bridge is too close for the rooftop to be on 10th Avenue. See more
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The opening credits are presented on title cards See more
When the movie was re-released in 1936, the credits were revised to list the then-popular Bette Davis first. The re-released version is the one shown on the Turner Classic Movies channel. It is unknown whether other changes were made. See more