There's a dead body in Blackie's apartment. After Blackie is lured out with a decoy telephone call, the body disappears. Then, stolen pearls find their way into Blackie's safe! Mary and Blackie return home early from the pictures to find a corpse in the dining room. While Blackie tries to explain to Mary that he knows nothing about the body, Charlie Kingston phones to say he needs to see Blackie urgently and asks him to come to his apartment. However, Blackie arrives only to be advised that Mr. Kingston is in Chicago and has been for three days.