A gunman, bent on homicide, buys an airtight alibi and provides an ironic tale of fateful circumstance. Sam Donleavy (George Mathews), the gunman, goes to Chicago to shoot his sweetheart and is met by a boyhood friend (Joseph Downing), now a detective, who suspects his intent. Donleavy approaches a bar owner (George Stone), who provides alibis for a price, and is provided with the story that will cover his activities while committing the crime. The detective, the bar owner, and a .45 caliber pistol are guided by fate and the Hitchcock touch to provide the inevitable climactic twist.
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