Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Even though Big Bill Devens (Ernest Torrence) is a powerful politician, he still sticks to his working man's roots. His wife walked out on him 20 years before and his daughter, Moira (Esther Ralston), believes she is dead. Moira falls in love with Hugh Dillon, a handsome young attorney (Jack Holt), and Devens gets him a job in the district attorney's office. One night, Devens' wife, now an old, decrepit woman known as Aileen Clayton (Louise Dresser), returns to ask forgiveness. The next day Devens is found dead. Aileen is charged with the crime and she refuses to speak or reveal her true identity, since she wants to save Moira the pain of knowing who she really is. But Dillon discovers the truth and resigns from his job to represent her. He finds Devens' dictograph, which he used just before he died, to reveal that it was his partner, Henry Kelling (Richard Tucker), who killed him. Aileen is freed and Dillon wins Moira.
court [law], daughter, deal [agreement], District-Attorney, false-accusation, family-separation, forgiveness, guilt, husband, investigation, killing, lawyer, mother, murder, office, partner, recording, return, struggle, sweetheart, victim