Baxter accepts a blind date with Burr after receiving a "Dear Jane" letter from her fiance in Korea. After drinking too much, Baxter returns with Burr to his apartment. When he attempts to seduce her, Baxter reaches for a poker in panic, clubs Burr unconscious, and flees. The next morning,
she learns that Burr has been beaten to death and believes herself to be the killer. When newsman Conte begins writing open letters to the murderess in his paper, Baxter calls him, posing as a friend of the killer. They meet several times at Hollywood's Blue Gardenia restaurant and fall in love.
Conte convinces Baxter to confess, believing her guilty. Then he meets Storey, whom p...