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The Secret Service is onto counterfeiter Russ Bagley who's working for a major crime syndicate. The agency's anonymous tip comes from Russ' girlfriend who's carrying on an affair with Russ' right-hand man, Nick. They figure that if they get him out of the way, they'll be free to carry on their romance and Nick will be promoted by the mob.
Arnold Matthews is a strange old miser who everyone believes is broke--everyone except a nosy floozy and her criminal boyfriend who live in the building. They figure out he's running a little loan sharking business and blackmail him for half of his profits. An IRS agent checking on Matthews' returns unexpectedly comes to his rescue.moreless
Washed-up singer Laura Matson is performing on a cruise ship that stops in Mexico. Seeing her boyfriend Miguel Ramirez as her ticket out of a sad life, she agrees to smuggle heroin into the United States for him. Customs officials have been watching Ramirez and await her arrival at port in Los Angeles.moreless
American Ralph Kane convinces a young Mexican woman, Maria Reynosa, that he loves her and plans to marry her. Then, he then uses her to help smuggle illegal parakeets across the border and into the U.S. Maria's father, unable to reason with the girl, blows the whistle on their enterprise.
The owner of the Hat and Cane nightclub avoids paying excise and income taxes on part of his income by keeping it off the register. He has the cashier and head waiter skim some of the cash and hide it in a little tin box at the register. During an audit, the IRS catches on to his little scam and turns up the heat.moreless
Some ingenious convicts working in a prison's print shop have begun a counterfeiting operation. The shop's foreman is deliberately looking the other way because he's up for parole in two months and wants to stay "clean."