Designed to capitalize on the 1950 Kefauver Committee's investigation of organized crime, this film splits its attention between drama and a police expose, effectively using a documentary style. Forsythe is the editor of a small-town newspaper who is told by private eye Dawson that the
entire city administration and police department of Kennington is in the hands of a crime syndicate headed by gambling czar Sutherland. At first, Forsythe doesn't believe the tale, but when Dawson's license is inexplicably revoked--he has been probing into Sutherland's background while doing
spadework on a divorce case--Forsythe begins his own investigation and soon learns that polic...