Jimmy Valentine had been in jail for 10 months after committing safecracking crimes and was to be released
Valentine's friends had persuaded the governor to let him go, as he leaves Jimmy is handed a cigar from his former warden and is told to live a reformed life.
After being released, Jimmy goes to a restaurant to enjoy some wine and chicken
Jimmy takes a three-hour train ride to a little town by state line.
In the town, Jimmy enters a cafe/bar where he meets with one of his friends, Mike, who had helped bail him. There Jimmy's friend Mike gives him the key to Jimmy's room
In his room, Jimmy looks around nothing had changed since the detective Ben Price had arrested him there. Pulling out a suitcase from underneath his bed, he opened it to reveal the finest safecracking tools in the east.