Features Henry Fonda. A story of a woman who was kidnapped by a gangster, and found love while a fugitive. Cecil Be DeMill is still recovering from illness, so Edward Arnold stands in for him. Background of the actors is given on how they got a start in the business, and about their current films.
At a roadside cafe Mary waits tables for the travellers. She tells Steve about a visitor that she’s expecting. Elsewhere a couple guys drive, and one tells about his special gal, Mary, and how he plans to ask her to marry him. Don and his friend Joe stop in. With cops on their trail after a robbery things go wrong. The cops come, there’s a shootout, and Joe is killed when he threatens to squeal on Don. Mary is left holding the bag when Don gets away.
Later, in a courtroom, Mary is grilled by the prosecutor. Though she wasn’t aware of the nefarious activity until the moment, she cracks under the pressure, admits to guilt, and is sentenced to the penitentiary for 15 years. The parole officer has taken a personal interest in Mary. He wants to milk her for all she knows about her boyfriends doings, but she doesn’t know anything. Meanwhile, Goldie, a fellow inmate plans a jail break and Mary begs to go along. Prison guards are ruthless, and a failed attempt could be their death.
They have gotten away, and after weeks pass, Goldie and Mary are still on the lam. Meanwhile, Don suspects that the cops are trailing her because they think she knows where he is hiding. To get money, Mary takes a job under an assumed name, but Goldie isn’t happy with the low amount of cash. She wants Mary to go after Don and take part in the bankroll she knows he has. Mary leaves, and a secret comes out. Goldie is really working with the parole officer, and is offered a pardon if she helps bring down Mary’s gangster boyfriend. Mary keeps working her job, and when it becomes plain that she isn’t going to Don, the parole officer plans to force the gangster to come to her. Will it work? Well, with Henry Fonda in the picture, it’s just the kind of thing to make a gangster jealous.
Henry plays a man who is struck blind, with the possibility he will regain his sight, or not. Is Mary, known as Alice, beginning to melt to Henry’s attentions? Don is jealous enough to confront Mary, pegs Goldie as a stoolpigeon, but Mary gets away. Don slips away just before the cops close in.
Commercial time, and the big conclusion draws near.
Without knowing that Don is closing in on her yet, Mary has fled the scene to get away from her growing emotions for Henry. She decides to pursue him though, and goes to his house. She comes clean about her past, and her real identity, but he loves her anyway. Mary is convinced that the right thing to do is to turn herself in. Henry believes in her, and though he understands the danger that Don presents, he still wants Marry as his bride. The newspapers go wild at the news that Mary gave herself up. When he sees the press, it works, and Don is jealous. Nobody takes something away from him, and gets away with it. It’s just the kind of attitude the cops have been wanting. Will they be able to spring their trap? How much danger will Mary and Henry be in? Has Mary finally found true love and a way to a respectable life? You know what to do. For answers to all these questions, and more, just listen in and learn for yourself.