In this slightly muddled crime drama, a young man, Kelly (Doug Wilson), comes back to Los Angeles once he learns his brother has been murdered, and then he has to fight off suspicion by the police. Suspicion is natural in his case because he is a reformed thief. Kelly's luck could not be worse. He is beaten up by the gangster responsible for his brother's murder and his own mother turns him in to the cops. Even though his girlfriend Jill (Jeanne Baird) stands by him, the future looks anything but rosy as the police continue tallying him up as a loser.