Set in the area of LA's Sunset Strip, this low-budget crime musical stars Rooney as a drummer who comes home from the Korean War and seeks employment slapping the snare. When he can't find a job right away, he gets involved with Craig, a heavy Hollywood bookmaker, and begins making a few
bucks in the business. Then he meets Forrest, who works as a dancer and cigarette-girl in a nightclub owned by Demarest. Forrest wants to be an actress, and since Craig does business with some of the movie studio executives, Rooney generously (but unwisely) introduces the two. Rooney has had it
with booking bets and gets a job drumming at Demarest's club. Craig, meanwhile, is not c...