The musical transitions are missing in this rehearsal, but the story is still as action packed as ever. Johnny takes a job to investigate strange events with a railroad line. Cargo has been stolen from a boxcar, and before the insureance company pays out, Johnny gathers the details to validate the claim. Going beyond the usual questions to assess the loss, Johnny sets out to answer the question of who committed this crime, and how they did it.
Is it an inside job? Was the brakeman involved? The cargo seems to have been offloaded along the track, and not at a depot. Clues turn up about a truck and aguy named Jake. The trail leads through seedy bars and tough guys.
For his troubles, Johnny finds himself in a dark alley, and a fresh thump on his head. When he awakens, he learns the twist, and new score in this mystery. The goods are returned except for a barrel of jewlers rouge, and there’s a corpse. Who would kill over jewelers rouge, and take it over more valuable items? Johnny is determined to find out. More investigating turns up word of a big jewel heist, a hot blonde, and a hideout full of shady characters. Danger and death face off with Johnny, but will he be able to rescue his damsel in distress while he gets the missing goods back?