Cast & Crew
George Soule Spencer
To stop The Clarion's attacks on Dr. Surtaine, whom it accuses of selling quack medicines, his son Harrington buys the newspaper. Through The Clarion , the civic-minded Harrington hopes to expose those responsible for the city's problems. In opposing tenement owners, however, he loses his fiancée Esme Elliott, whose father is the city's slumlord. Then, when Harrington discovers that his father does indeed earn his living through patent medicine, he continues the newspaper's campaign against him. Finally, anarchists blow up The Clarion office, but by then Esme and Dr. Surtaine have come to understand the justice behind the newspaper's attacks. As a result, Esme once again becomes Harrington's fiancée, and Dr. Surtaine agrees to stop manufacturing his snake oil.