Kid actors Billy O’Dwyer and Virginia Grady are taking an intermission from the fast life in New York City, where they helped solve a murder but managed to shut down the movie studio they worked for. While living with Billy’s family, they plan to put on a show for the neighborhood kids. But things don’t unfold according to their script. Enter, stage a creepy skeleton, a missing treasure, and two squabbling would-be heirs.
When Billy and Virginia set out to locate the treasure, they find themselves center stage in a tangled family drama of rivalry and deceit. The cast of characters includes a hobo with big ambitions, a crooked cop gone straight, and a “fisherman” who hauls ashore something much more valuable than fish. They know somebody’s putting on an act. What they don’t know is that a repeat performance as detectives could bring down the final curtain – on themselves….