* Morris Bober, a struggling Jewish owner of a grocery store, is introduced.
* Ida, Morris' wife, nags him about smoking and the business.
* Julius Karp visits Morris, telling him of potential new competitors and the danger of 'holdupniks.'
* Morris is the victim of a hold-up, and is pistol-whipped.
* Morris is confined to bed due to his injuries from the hold-up.
* Frank Alpine visits Morris, offering to work for him in exchange for experience.
* Helen has an unsatisfactory date with Louis Karp.
* Morris collapses and Frank takes over for him at the grocery store.
* Frank performs well at the grocery store and business seems to improve.
* Frank begins to steal food, then money, from the store.
* Frank's role as an accomplice in the hold-up is revealed.
* Frank notices Helen and spies on her.
* Frank talks to Helen, telling her of his plans to go to...
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