Well-known New York sports promoter Frankie Christopher (Victor Mature) is the prime suspect in the murder of Vicky Lynn (Carole Landis), a former waitress-turned-model (and would-be actress), whom Frankie discovered and promoted to… More Well-known New York sports promoter Frankie Christopher (Victor Mature) is the prime suspect in the murder of Vicky Lynn (Carole Landis), a former waitress-turned-model (and would-be actress), whom Frankie discovered and promoted to stardom. Questioned relentlessly by the police, and particularly by hulking detective squad commander Ed Cornell (Laird Cregar), he maintains his innocence. Meanwhile, Vicky's sister Jill (Betty Grable) is also being questioned. Their answers, given in adjoining interrogation rooms, become the basis for brief, neatly constructed interlocking flashbacks at the opening of the movie that explain a ton of plot in very little time. Both are released after admitting nothing, and the police begin working on other suspects, including journalist Larry Evans (Allyn Joslyn), aging actor Robin Ray (Alan Mowbray), and hotel clerk William Harrison (Elisha Cook Jr.). Jill had little use for Frankie when he was promoting her sister's career, but the two are drawn together in the course of trying to sort out their lives and Vicky's murder, and through her realization that Frankie is capable of truly loving a woman, and not just exploiting her. Meanwhile, Cornell makes it his business to pressure and torment Frankie, promising him an arrest and a death sentence. And the noose seems to tighten around Frankie as the circumstantial evidence piles up. But Frankie has his resources, including the ability to keep a cool head under pressure -- he uncovers a clue that, although worthless in itself, helps put a whole new look on the case, and forces even the police to take a fresh look at the evidence and at the way it's been handled. And that opens up a deeper, darker side to the life and death of Vicky Lynn.