When radio announcer Taylor mistakenly broadcasts that a powerful broker is guilty of murder, the radio station and the newspaper that owns it are sued for libel. This motivates Taylor and reporters Hayes and Lane to do some snooping to try to get out of the mess. After two more murders,
with Taylor the main suspect in one of them, the trio uncovers evidence that pins all three murders on one person. Suspense is maintained through the use of a number of various angles and a climax that is totally unexpected.