Nancy Palmer, daughter of a rich industrialist, is waiting at the airport as her father's plane comes in. The plane falters, then crashes on the runway. When officials rush to investigate they find the plane is completely empty. Palmer, his aide Fairchild and the pilot have vanished along with $100,000 in securities. Tom Lawrence, the debonair playboy detective known as the Falcon, turns down Inspector Donovan's plea for assistance, but is easily persuaded by the beautiful Nancy to take the case. His current fiancée, brash Texan heiress Bonnie Caldwell, tags along.
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Iris, Fairchild's niece, shows the Falcon a $25,000 ransom note addressed to Nancy. Iris suspects Nancy's fiancé Kenneth Gibson of being involved, but he stoutly denies it, though admitting he has gambling debts. While Nancy makes the drop in the park, the Falcon and Iris are watching from horseback, and despite being distracted by jealous Bonnie, he manages to get the number of the kidnappers' car. This leads him to an antique shop where he and Bonnie match wits with Morley the criminal owner, until the police arrive announcing that Palmer has arrived home.
Palmer's account of the hijacking and abduction leaves many puzzles unsolved. Did Fairchild survive? Was Morley's ransom scheme a mere scam? Was Gibson in league with the thieves? How did the missing securities end up in Iris's apartment? The police think they have all the answers, but Falcon has his own suspicions.
The review of this Movie prepared by Maureen Evans