Cast & Crew
Thomas Patrick O'Toole, a copy boy on the Daily News, wants desperately to become a cub reporter and hourly approaches Jack Turner, the city editor, on the subject of a raise and a promotion. Turner finally tells Tom that he can become a reporter if he obtains an interview with a publicity-shy philanthropist, J. William Toler. With the help of Toler's daughter, Margie, Tom gets both the interview and the promotion. Later, Tom accidentally discovers the hideout of a notorious gang of thieves, the Owls, and tells Turner of his find. Tom is overheard by Bull Conner, the News police reporter, who is in league with the Owls. Conner decides to pull out and anonymously informs the police of the Owls' hideout. Tom goes to the thieves' den for a story, only to discover that the mysterious leader of the Owls is none other than Toler. Toler has decided to give up his life of crime and disband the gang, but, at that moment, the police raid the hideout and arrest them all. Tom manages to clear Toler, by explaining the philanthropist's reformation, and does not file the story.