Cast & Crew
John W. Noble
Satan, surrounded by writhing souls, laments the monotony of ensnaring people with age-old methods, until Miss Cocaine offers to lure victims to sin. After Gordon Ellsmere loses his fortune on Wall Street and commits suicide, his daughters, Lillian and Mary, and son Billy, are thrown into poverty. Billy, who earlier tried to stop two messenger boys from using cocaine, gets work as a messenger, and begins taking the drug after his boss, Horace Ely, encourages its use to keep his boys awake. Ely, who lusts after Mary, drugs her wine and takes her to his apartment. That night, Billy dies in a hospital from the effects of the drug. When Lillian arrives crazed at Ely's apartment with Billy's gun, Mary hides and overhears their struggle, which ends in Ely's death when the gun accidentally goes off. Lillian is arrested and is about to be found guilty, when Mary, fleeing town, sees a traffic officer as a vision of Justice, comes to the courtroom and rips her dress to show marks of Ely's violence. Lillian is then found innocent.
John W. Noble
Mrs. Allan Walker
This was Grace Elliston's first film. According to a review for the film, director John W. Noble wrote the scenario for the film after reading an editorial in a magazine about cocaine addiction among messenger boys.