He's not very bright, oozes insensitivity, lacks class, and epitomizes what we now recognize as political incorrectness.
A Tinseltown starlet wannabe needs help: she has become involved with two sleazes, a fast-talking lecherous movie agent and a mean, corrupt cop. She's kept two little black books that could ruin the men, and that's why she needs an intelligent, tough-as-nails guy to protect her.
She doesn't find one, but settles for DeWitt. His loyalties walk both sides of the proverbial street, But Dick is dogged in his determination to get the job done. With the help of some friends and some luck - make that a lot of luck - he just might succeed.