Cast & Crew
William De Mille
Will Prescott and Ned Seabury work as cashiers in the bank of Israel Cohen. Ned speculates in the stock market and lives well on his investments, spending a substantial part of his money on Will's wife, Agnes, who longs for the luxuries that Will cannot provide her on his salary. Will eventually succumbs to temptation and places $30,000 of the bank's money with Arnold Kirke, Ned's broker. A sudden change in market conditions wipes out Kirke, and the distraught broker commits suicide; the theft is discovered, and Israel Cohen places the responsibility for the crime on Ned rather than Will. Will at first allows Ned to take the blame, but his better nature prevails and he confesses. Will is jailed, and a repentant Agnes goes to Cohen and pleads for his freedom. Cohen is impressed with the woman's sincerity and arranges for Will's release from jail, sending him to South America to manage a coffee plantation.