Cast & Crew
John Mccarthy Jr.
Three stories dealing with the pursuit of a diamond that brings only misfortune to its owner: I. In South Africa, a mine worker loses his life for stealing a diamond he has found. Before he dies, he gives the stone to Musa, a local girl. II. The gem becomes known as the Shah diamond and ends up in a New York City jewelry store window, where Cecile, an upper-class matron, admires it. Her husband leaves her when he discovers that Jerry, a family friend, has given Cecile the diamond, under the pretense that it is a glass trinket. Musa, now Cecile's maid, is again the recipient of the gem. III. The diamond is stolen by a gang of thieves. Tillie, the roughly-treated "woman" of Spike, café owner and gangster, admires the diamond. Larry, who really loves her, secretly gives her money to go to a sanitarium in order to cure her lung disease. Instead, Tillie uses the money to buy the diamond. That night, Spike is killed when police raid his café, and a black dancer named Musa dies from a bullet wound she receives while trying to retrieve the diamond. Tillie accepts a modest diamond from Larry and becomes his wife.