Cast & Crew
"Blackie" Daw, with but a few dollars in his pocket, arrives in Battlesburg, Iowa, and announces that the celebrated capitalist J. Rufus Wallingford will shortly arrive in search of a good investment. With the help of the town's money, they arrange to erect a manufacturing plant but cannot decide on the article to be made until Wallingford hits upon a covered carpet tack--a device that attracts numerous investors. The stockholders become suspicious, but Wallingford convinces them he is straight, and he initiates a large real estate boom. The pair are about to skip town with their fortune when a financier buys out Wallingford's interest in a projected traction operation, and Eddie Lamb, a local promoter for the company, reports an immense sale of carpet tacks. Wallingford and Blackie find themselves honestly rich and happily married--Wallingford to Fannie Jasper, his stenographer, and Blackie to Dorothy Wells, a daughter of a respectable citizen.