A nervous Air Force officer waits to see Mr Keen. He is due to return overseas. Time is short, and he wants to find a woman he met, and fell in love with at a party recently. He needs Mr Keens help to find her. She had told him a story of being in danger just before turning up missing. The woman matches remarkably the same description of Mr Keen’s secretary.
Mr Keen turns up a woman who matches the description, and who claims to be the one at the party, flirting with the officer. She is married, and claims she never got back with the officer because it would be wrong for her to pursue him. This is all just too easy. Could there be something else happening? a cover up of some kind?
Mr Keen sends the young officer on a mission to go out dancing in a nearby night club, accompanied by his own, young secretary. The case really is a simple one. The officer just needs to be exposed to the reality that there are more fish in the sea, and to break off his misguided infatuation with the first woman who came around to flirt with him.
What a strange mystery, and a lesson on the way society viewed marriage and relationships in the 1940’s. Moral of the story: Married people need to be responsible and not flirt. Single people need not be interested in an unattainable married person, and stick to those who are available.