Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Charles Delaney, an all-purpose actor who appeared in several Poverty Row productions of the early 1930s, assumes the role of a newspaper reporter in Hell Bent for Frisco. Delaney intends to prove that the deceptively charming Carroll Nye was the murderer of the brother of heroine Vera Reynolds. Meanwhile, tough city editor William Desmond runs the gamut of newspaper-movie cliches, from "Stop the Presses!" to "This story will tear this town wide open!" If villain Carroll Nye looks familiar, it's because he played Scarlett O'Hara's second husband Frank Kennedy in Gone with the Wind.
brother, investigation, investigator, killing, murder, reporter