Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Adapted from Vina Delmar's Sheba, Playing Around stars saucer-eyed blonde Alice White as Bronx stenographer Sheba Miller. Though she's sweet on 30-buck-per-week soda jerk Jack (William Bakewell), Sheba craves excitement and finds it in the arms of two-bit hoodlum Nick Solomon (Chester Morris). Unaware that Nick is a crook (she's that dumb), Sheba wises up in a hurry when her new boyfriend holds up the drugstore run by her own father (Richard Carlyle). Nick shoots down the old fellow and winds up in jail, whereupon the sadder-but-wiser Sheba returns to true-blue Jack. A holdover from the "flapper" era, Alice White had a tough time acclimating herself to talkies, but she makes a game effort to perform a couple of arbitrarily inserted song-and-dance numbers.
bad-guy, father, gangster, killing, love, love-triangle, robbery, romance, woman, working-class