Cast & Crew
In a Pullman sleeper, Hugh Overton, alias Philip Eaton, is returning to Chicago after escaping from a penitentiary, to clear himself of the murder of Matthew Latrone, a crooked financier who cheated Hugh's mother out of her estate. Latrone, still alive, has sent Donald Avery, the secretary to blind lawyer Basil Santoine, to kill Hugh. Avery mistakes Hugh's berth and knocks Santoine out, although he is not injured seriously. Santoine suspects Hugh and invites him to his home to investigate further. Hugh accepts since he knows that Santoine is to receive a confession clearing him of the murder. Hugh falls in love with Santoine's daughter Harriet, known as "the blind man's eyes," but cannot tell her until he clears his name. Latrone, aided by Avery, enters the house to steal the confession, but Hugh stops him and during their struggle, Latrone is shot. Hugh, now proven innocent, declares his love for Harriet, who accepts him.