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When Messalla returns home from a convent to her father, who lives in Washington Square, he warns her about the Dragon spreading its length up Fifth Avenue and its claws in the side streets, which caused his financial ruin and his wife Elizabeth's desertion for Wall Street magnate, Tanner. Vowing to find the Dragon and bring Elizabeth home, Messalla naïvely heads up the avenue, where she unconsciously brings about the death and destruction of her father's enemies. One man is killed in an auto accident when he and a traffic policeman gaze at Messalla as she walks by. The discarded lover of a rich merchant throws vitriol in his face after she learns of his planned rendezvous with Messalla. A woman tries to steal lace that Messalla admires, and is arrested. After other incidents, Messalla offers to carry a package to Tanner's mansion, not knowing that it contains a bomb. She finds Elizabeth there and leaves after failing to convince her to return, but Elizabeth follows just before the explosion and is reunited with her husband. Thus the Dragon has been slain by innocence and love.
Thomas J. Mcgrane
According to one review, the source for the film was a novel by Perley Poore Sheehan. Although Sheehan wrote many novels and stories, the exact source of this film is unknown.