Cast & Crew
Lecherous theatrical manager Allan Bowen is shot and killed while attempting to rape Vera Hampton. Wade DeForrest, the son of a wealthy woman, is charged with murder. Wade's companion that evening, Shaler Spencer, once a prominent lawyer but now an idler who has squandered his brother Rod's inheritance, decides to confess to the killing if Wade's mother will pay Rod $100,000 the day Shaler enters "the black gate" - the door to the death chamber. Mrs. DeForrest agrees, but when Vera, who earlier was Shaler's lover, visits him and they reconcile, he announces his innocence. When he sees Mrs. DeForrest's tears, however, he admits that he did fire at Bowen. Later, Shaler discovers that the bullet in Bowen could not have come from his gun, then Wade confesses that he killed Bodwen out of jealousy because he had fallen for Vera after she left Shaler. In the end, Shaler and Vera decide to marry.