Johnny Fraser (Johnny Downs) leaves his mother (Helen MacKellar) in their small home town and sets out for the big city. He obtains a job with a large firm of architects. Steve Carson (Archie Robbins), a fellow employee, is constantly flaunting the money he has won at the race track. Johnny also bets the races, but loses heavily and takes some of the firm's money to cover his losses. Steve also introduces Johnny to Madelon Kirby (Rosalind Keith), a gold-digging night club singer. When the firm's boss, McNeil (Holmes Herbert), learns that Johnny has embezzled some money, he fires him and has him jailed. Johnny's mother comes to the aid of her son, but he can not find work when he is released. Through Steve Carson, Johnny becomes the head of a shady firm, Business Engineers, and is making a lot of money. Madelon enters the scene again and she and Johnny are married, and he is unaware that Steve is not only double-crossing him in the business but with Madelon also.
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This film received its initial television broadcast Friday 9 February 1940 on New York City's pioneer, still experimental, television station W2XBS. Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it in San Francisco Sunday 23 January 1949, as one of the first feature films to be shown on freshly launched KPIX (Channel 5); in New York it first aired Tuesday 12 July 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11) and in Los Angeles Saturday 29 October 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more