Interesting feature directed by and starring Webb as the managing editor of a newspaper working the late shift on a more or less typical Thursday night. Conrad is the crusty city editor, Lorimer, the dowager rewrite-woman who has seen it all and remained above it, and Nelson, the much
put-upon copy boy. The film starts as Webb arrives in the city room late after his regular visit to the graves of his first wife and child. He is having trouble with his new wife, who wants to adopt a child, something Webb just can't bring himself to do. As the night goes on, two news items come
into prominence: the first concerns a little girl who wanders into the city's storm drains...