Cast & Crew
J. Barney Sherry
Mary Barry, a pretty and innocent smalltown girl, wins a beauty contest in Gay Life and goes to New York to meet D. V. Cortelyou, the magazine's publisher. Greatly taken with the young girl, Cortelyou arranges for her to live with Dolly Griffith, a woman of questionable reputation who often aids him in his nefarious schemes of blackmail and seduction. At a large party, ostensibly in Mary's honor, Cortelyou obtains some seemingly compromising evidence with which to blackmail Mrs. Young, the wife of a wealthy broker; Cortelyou then makes rough advances toward Mary, and one of his assistants, Jack McGuire, gives him a sound thrashing. Threatened with blackmail, Mrs. Young turns in desperation to Jack for help. Jack and Mary attempt to trap Cortelyou in a net of his own making, but the blackmailer is too smart, outwitting Jack and abducting Mary. Cortelyou also kidnaps Mrs. Young, keeping her and Mary in a deserted house. Jack learns of their whereabouts and arrives with a contingent of police. Cortelyou is arrested, Mrs. Young is saved from the consequences of scandal, and Jack proposes to Mary.