Bogart and Prince are war heroes going to Washington to receive citations. Prince leaves the train, hopping another to points unknown, and Bogart trails him to his hometown in the South, finding Prince's burnt corpse in the morgue. When Bogart looks into the hero's past, he pieces
together the strange conspiracy that has led to Prince's murder. While visiting Carnovsky's nightclub to get information from bartender Chandler, Bogart meets Scott, a one-time singer and Prince's old girl friend. Bogart instantly dislikes the arrogant Carnovsky and, to show him up, takes him for
a fortune at the crap table. Although Bogart falls in love with Scott, his investigation goes...