Synopsis by Janiss Garza
This melodrama was based on the novel The Just and the Unjust by Vaughn Kester. District attorney John North (Harrison Ford) is in love with Barbara Langham (Marceline Day), the sister of gambler Marshall Langham (Wallace McDonald). John Gilmore, a café owner (Henry Kolker), sends Evelyn Vance, a mercenary chorus girl (Margaret Livingston), to Langham to cause a scandal. She marries the gambler instead. Langham kills Gilmore during a dispute over money, but North is accused of the crime. Evelyn finds herself in a bind -- she could clear North's name, but that would implicate Langham. Her problem is solved when Langham shows up in the throes of death, but manages to confess before he expires. Evelyn has a strange nightmare in which her sins become monsters (this allegorical vision was shot in color and apparently was purely a creation of the film's director, John Griffith Wray). When she wakes up, Evelyn is not actually a gold-digging chorus girl at all. Instead of searching for a wealthy husband, she's on her way to an iceman's picnic.