Cast & Crew
A young man who is about to take part in a robbery is told the story of the career of Boomerang Bill, an ex--holdup man, now a shoestring peddler, by Officer Terence O'Malley: Bill, a Chicago gunman, drifts to New York in search of work and in a dancehall meets a girl named Annie, whom he defends against the insults of Tony the Wop, a gangster. When they fall in love and he meets her invalid mother, Bill decides to go straight, but he learns that Annie's mother will die unless she can go to the country. Bill robs a bank, then takes refuge in a Chinese laundry; but Tony tips off the police and Bill is sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment. Although she promises to wait for Bill, Annie accepts the proposal of a mining engineer who takes her and her invalid mother to the mountains. Following his release, Bill leaves the couple to their happiness. On hearing the story the young man resists the temptation to steal and promises O'Malley to obtain honest employment.