After hinting at being Shanghaied to his secretary, Effie, Sam Spade tells about his dangerous adventure at sea. In voiceover, we find it starts with a dame.
Marsha Hopkins shares a tale about Major Brodnick, who is known as a womanizer on par with Bluebeard. Bodies of women pile up at his feet including a friend of Marsha, Constance Pendleton. Should Sam doubt Marsha’s story? Is there an ulterior motive for Maarsha wanting a marriage stopped?
It takes confronting the Bulgarian ambassador to get yet another twist to the story. What does Brodnick have to say in defense of his marriages? Sam makes haste to warn Constance… and gets a thump on the head. What will Sam find when he crawls out of a steamer trumnk?
Stuck on the slow boat to India, Sam keeps poking his nose into trouble. Bodies in trunks that disappear. Lies that come to light. Damsels in distress. It’s a race to nab a killer, and bring him to justice. Will Sam save the day for Constance?
Featuring Howard Duff as Same Spade, Lurene Tuttle as Effie Perine.