Blackie and Farraday are on the phone to talk about having lunch together. For people who seem to hate each other so much, they sure hang out together a lot. If I didn’t know better, I’d think they were an old married couple.
Their phone conversation is interupted when a desperate man comes knocking on Blackie’s door. The man is desperte to find out what time it is, but his watch is broken.
Blackie takes him, and even lets him stay over. The next morning, the man is still fanitical about the time. When he discovers all sources of checking the time are either broken, or disconnected, he runs into the streets. Blackies clocks have been broken and the cords to the phone to call the time check number. Of course, the man is gunned down uutside Blackie’s place.
Farraday rushes to the scene to blame Boston Blackie. what’s the deal with all the stopped, and broken clocks? What motive was there for the killing, since the dead man had a large sum of money on him? And why is Farraday always so quick to jump on Boston Blackie? Afterall, they were going to plan having lunch together. See what I mean? An old married couple.
Anyhow, back to the story. There’s enough clues to start Blackie looking at a possible sale of a nightclub. The prime suspect seems to be a rival in the bidding to buythe the nightclub, but was it him? He’s too easy of a target.
It could be a setup, and have yet another party in line to buy the nightclub. That’s what Blackie has in mind, and it’s enough to make the conections between the players, but is there enough evidence to pin down the killer?
Using his resources, Blackie puts on the pressure to force the bad guys hand. He asks Farraday to round up the players for a dramatic revelation in the night club, and put the finger on the guilty one.