Cast & Crew
Anna Q. Nilsson
In the city of Bolton, party politics are in the control of two men, Jim Durfee and Gordon Freeman, who intend to keep it that way by running a "figurehead" for mayor. They decide upon Sheridan Dows, known as "Sherry," a young society dilettante, who surprises the political bosses by taking his responsibilities seriously. Aided by Mary Forbes, a girl who works in the settlements, Sherry slowly gains popular support. Alarmed at the threat that he is beginning to pose, Durfee and Freeman plot to eliminate Sherry from the race by framing him in a compromising situation with Mary, but Sherry outwits them. That failing, Durfee plants scurrilous articles about Sherry in the paper, turning popular opinion against him until Mary persuades the paper's editor to refute the attacks. Regaining his popular support, Sherry wins both the election and Mary.