Cast & Crew
Sonya Mendel makes her way through life with a combination of good looks and a wit sharpened on the gutterstone of the East Side. As a reporter for an ethnic newspaper, she is assigned to interview philanthropist John Manning, who is attracted to her and invites her to dinner. She persuades Jakey Solomon, a former sweatshop stitcher who operates a fashionable shop on Fifth Avenue, to provide her with an attractive dress for the evening, and she borrows $1,500 from Banker Ben, a usurer, with the written promise to repay it after she has married Manning. Manning hires her as his secretary and later marries her. Knowing nothing of Sonya's dealings with Banker Ben, Manning attempts to secure an indictment against him. Ben, anticipating that Sonya will try to get back her note, slyly gives her the chance to steal it from his safe, apprehends her, and threatens her with arrest. He then proposes to Manning that he not press charges against Sonya if Manning will refrain from prosecuting him for usury. Manning instead threatens to have Ben jailed for blackmail, forces him into accepting payment on the note, and is reconciled with Sonya.