Young Dorothy Adams is orphaned when her criminal father is gunned down by other gang members. She ends up in an orphanage where she is befriended by fellow orphans Bob Elliot and Mickey Roma. As an adult, she is conned into taking blame for a hit-and-run accident by her rich but alcoholic fiance, who subsequently abandons her. She emerges from prison a hardened criminal who turns to armed robbery and eventually rises through blackmail to a position of power in the local crime organization.
Joan Woodbury, Jack La Rue, Alan Ladd
1941, B&W, 71 minutes