Lovers on a quiet country lane talk about their future together. Mary learns from Nick that he has held up a gas station to pay for their wedding. But the news is worse, when murder became part of the theft.
On the crime scene, Mr District Attorney examines the evidence. Tire tracks seem to tell the story of the robbery. Hanging out with the gang, Mary pleads with the leader to let Nick off the hook, and somehow be free of any blame for the crime. Is there any hope of cutting free of the tangled mess? Will Mary’s efforts only sink the hooks of crime deeper into Nick?
Now Mary finds herself entangled in the gang activities. A trip downtown has her telling her story to the District Attorney. Will he believe her story? Will he believe that she’s telling the truth?
More evidence rolls in, and the things Mary has to say become irrelvant. It’s time to close in on the hideout, and nab the gang. Gunplay turns the game up a notch. The epilog tells how the story came out for the gang. What about Mary, and her part in trying to free Nick from it all?