Cast & Crew
J. Farrell Macdonald
After Captain Matthews docks his ship, the Lottie Carson , in Los Angeles, he takes his daughter Lorraine ashore to meet silk merchant Nick Conrad at a local cafe. As Conrad buys Matthews' cargo of silk for $40,000 in cash, a gang of shady men watch carefully while another attentive observer, newspaper reporter Jerry Mason, eyes Lorraine. When Matthews goes into a telephone booth to take a call, he finds himself locked inside and then dropped into a secret room through a trap door, where Conrad's henchmen beat him and take the $40,000. Jerry, however, has noticed Matthews' sudden disappearance and goes to the rescue. After one of Conrad's men knocks him down, Jerry manages to sneak out with the money and goes to the delicatessen run by his pal, Freddy, who quickly hides the cash in a sausage. The criminals catch up with Jerry, but are momentarily thwarted by the appearance of policeman O'Brien, who comes into the delicatessen to purchase sausage. Jerry and Fred are subsequently kidnapped by Conrad's gang and taken to his hideout, but escape when they get hold of the guns. During a taxi chase, Jerry is relieved to learn that Freddy inadvertently sold the sausage in which Matthews' money was hidden to O'Brien, and the story is printed in the newspaper as an exclusive. With Matthews' money retrieved, Jerry and Lorraine go to the deli for lunch, where Jerry woos her by crooning a tune written by Freddy. After securing the $40,000 in Freddy's safe, Lorraine goes to the hospital to meet her father, who has decided to set sail as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Jerry is lured to Conrad's hideout by a fake telephone call, and the criminals attempt to force him to reveal where the Matthews' money is hidden. On their way to the docks, Lorraine and her father pick up the cash from Freddy, leaving a note behind for Jerry telling him where their ship is moored. Freddy and O'Brien, fearing that Jerry has fallen into the trap set by Conrad, go to the address to which he was sent, and while O'Brien waits outside, Freddy tries unsuccessfully to threaten the gang with an unloaded gun. He is knocked out and when Conrad's men find Lorraine's note in his pocket, they immediately leave for the pier, after which O'Brien rescues Freddy and Jerry. Matthews arrives at his ship, followed by the Conrad gang, who once again steal his $40,000. Jerry, Fred and O'Brien arrive in time to stop them and a protracted, acrobatic fight breaks out, spanning the length of the entire deck, masts and rigging. Finally, Conrad falls overboard, and the gang is defeated. Jerry returns the money to a grateful Matthews, and Lorraine assures Jerry that he is welcome to join them on their voyage to China.
J. Farrell Macdonald
J. Herschel Mayall
The pressbook lists J. Herschel Mayall as J. Herschel. Lawrence Gray sings a composition that appears to be entitled "My Lorraine," although no music or song credits have been found. According to contemporary advertisements this film was the first of a proposed eight-picture series produced by Victory based on Peter B. Kyne stories.