One signature feature of hard boiled detectives is to be able to take a licking and keep on ticking. Dick Diamond doesn’t disappoint when he takes a good roughing up, and is thumped on the head early on. He has been warned to steer clear of taking a case. Who is Barton, and what’s the controversy with taking his case? The wealthy man’s son was set up for murder, and the thugs who set him up would prefer to keep on letting the law think the kid did it.
When the price is right, and it’s worth Dick’s risking more danger with the thugs, he takes the case anyway. I guess money, and justice wins out over being shoved around by goons. Dodging the gangsters, Dick crosses paths with a gorgeous dame. Who is Lenore Brown, and what part does she play in the mystery?
Can Dick unravel his mystery before he gets another beating, and maybe the last one he’ll ever have? There’s sure to be gunplay as secrets are revealed. The man with the scar is found, but with all the loose ends, and too many crooks to count, justice comes at a high price. Mostly for the bad guys.
In epilog, Dick Diamond spends a few musical moments as he croons to his favorite gal.