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)
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Did You Know?
According to a contemporary article in Daily Variety, Warren William
was slated to play the lead in this picture. See more
When Butch goes to Norma's apartment, the music comes on the radio as soon as he touches it - and even before the "click" of the power/volume knob is heard. Radios of the time used vacuum tubes that needed to warm up for a few seconds before sound would come on. See more
I betcha a dollar six bits.
The opening credits are presented as papers from a file cabinet. A man's hand turns each paper and put's it back in the file. 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