Comedian Charlie Hatch has made it big and now wants to protect his girlfriend who married a man who confined her to a sanitarium to take control of her money. After threatening to kill the man, he is found murdered and Charlie is charged.
Nightclub comedian Charlie Hatch is in love with the married Anne Gilrain, a severe alcoholic whose marriage to Tom Gilrain is on the rocks. Charlie hires Perry Mason after he hears Anne's husband had her committed to a sanitarium but, not satisfied with the advice Perry gives him, he leaves saying he will settle the matter his way. After Anne escapes from the sanitarium, she goes to her husband's apartment where she tries to contact Charlie's bodyguard, Grimes. Her husband walks in on her finding her on the phone waiting to talk to Grimes. She escapes his apartment so he visits Hatch's dressing room to warn Hatch to stay away. Hatch finds Anne later in a restaurant where he threatens Gilrain when he shows up to take his wife away. When Gilrain is killed, Hatch is more than happy to be charged with murder thinking that he will be found innocent thereby making it unlikely that Anne would be later charged with the crime. It begins to look bad for Charlie when Rowena Leach, Grimes' ...Written by
I believe the drive-in restaurant that Paul Drake and Anne Gilrain (Gloria Talbot) have a short scene at was Hody's Drive-In on Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Good pictures can be found on Google.
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