A wounded Sam Spade arrives in the office to dictate his report toEffie Perine. Reflecting on holw the case started, Maime enters to drag Sam to see her boss. Scruffy men guard a mansion where Johnny hires Sam to safeguard a transaction of jewels.
When delivering the goods, Sam finds a duplicate to the Tears of Night necklace. Which is real? What is the significance of the switch, when it comes to using the gems as a payoff for a gambling loss?
Trouble seems to come Sam’s way when the scruffy guards from the house approach him. They get the jewels, but not until after Sam pounds them furiously in their fists, with his face. Secrets lie with Daphne, the original owner of the necklace and gambling debts. The case won’t be over until bodies pile up. Sam goes full circle to unravel the full mystery, and spoil the well laid plan.