Cast & Crew
E. J. Rollow
The venal De Witt Clinton forces Byron, a desperately poor young student in his power, to break into the apartment of the dancer Marietta in order to steal letters in her possession that compromise him. In the struggle for the letters, Byron kills Mariertta and then escapes. Clinton had wanted to hide his affair with Marietta from Virginia Farrell, the Judge's daughter with whom he is in love. When Clinton learns that his old college chum, attorney William Ramsdell, is also pursuing Virginia, he drugs the attorney, ruins his reputation and then marries the heartbroken Virginia. Broken in spirits, Ramsdell leads a life of desolation until he finally pulls himself together and becomes the foreman of a lumber camp. One day, Virginia and Clinton arrive to vacation at a nearby lodge, and Ramsdell confronts his tormentor. The ensuing fight between the two men is abruptly terminated by a shot from Byron who, stricken with remorse, revolts against Clinton. Clinton's death then frees Virginia to resume her love for Ramsdell.