Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Although this Shirley Mason picture was reportedly adapted from a play written by David Belasco and Clay M. Greene, its plot bears marked similarities to The Five Dollar Baby, which starred Mason's sister Viola Dana and was released several months earlier. Mason plays Meg who, as a child, was handed over to pawnbroker Abe Levi (Jacob Abrams) by her mother, Ruth Sternold (Irene Hunt). Abe's son Harris (Fred Warren) is fond of the girl and hands her over to a wealthy friend so she can receive the best care and a good education. Now that Meg is a pretty teenager, Chic Saxe (Robert Agnew) falls for her. Although he is a thief, Chic is desperately trying to pursue an honest life. Ruth finally returns with her pawn ticket to reclaim her daughter, and some shocking facts are revealed before Meg is reunited with her father, mother and sweetheart.
abandonment, child-abuse, custody, family-separation, reunion, romance