The organization's secretary, Ann Mason (Nancy Coleman), is actually Ann Dwire, an investigative reporter. When Ann travels to Chicago after submitting her red-hot expose on the group to her publisher, she's involved in a car accident and suffers amnesia. Ann returns to L.A. and her job at United Defenders, not remembering she's really a reporter and that her life could be in danger due to her article.
Steve Fuller (Michael O'Shea), a law enforcement investigator, convinces Ann she's his fiancee and accompanies her back to L.A., where he works alongside the oblivious Ann to dig up dirt on the hoods.
Things get more interesting when evil Fred (Sheldon Leonard) of United Defenders smacks Ann; she's knocked out cold and when she wakes up she's no longer an amnesiac. She simultaneously realizes that Steve is a good guy and that just before she got her memory back she made a big mistake by tipping off United Defenders that he could be a problem for the organization. Confused yet?!
Coleman (HER SISTER'S SECRET) is an interesting actress and makes the film worth watching, although she has to spend much of the film holding her head and trying to remember her past!
O'Shea is all right, although he made a stronger and more engaging impression on me in good supporting roles in films such as MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY (1947) and SMART WOMAN (1948). O'Shea, incidentally, was long married to Virginia Mayo in his offscreen life.
Sheldon Leonard is always believable as a nasty heavy! The cast also includes Pierre Watkin, John Hamilton, Peter Whitney, Emory Parnell, Frank Reicher, and Cay Forester. Frank Cady (PETTICOAT JUNCTION and GREEN ACRES) has a small role.
The movie was written by Stanley Rubin and Lewis Lantz, directed by Jack Bernhard, and filmed by Henry Sharp.
This Monogram film was released by the Warner Archive in a beautiful remastered edition. There are no extras.