On the run from the New York police on a murder charge, gangster Broken Nose Dawson undergoes plastic surgery to change his appearance, then goes to Hollywood. Posing as millionaire playboy Spencer Dutro III, he manages to snag a part as a gangster in a movie from Zenith Studios. The studio's ambitious publicity director decides to make a star out of "Spencer", seeing that as a way to become a producer and not knowing who "Spencer" really is. Complications ensue.
The surgeon who did the job was dead. Only the nurse knew what this gangster looked like in his new face. He learned about women from her!
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The version offered on Turner Classic Movies was adapted from the C&C Television Corp. print of the 1950s, with the C&C logo now replaced with a 1950s RKO Radio Pictures logo, which is incorrect. Its original 1935 logo would have been the earlier Radio Pictures design. See more
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