Cast & Crew
W. S. Van Dyke
When a valuable painting by an Old Master is stolen from his mother, Wayne Morgan, an artist himself, attempts to find it by taking a menial position as a porter in the Randolph Art Shop. Mark Randolph, the wealthy owner of the store, hopes that his proud and spoiled daughter, Christine, will marry the Earl of Tarnsey, but she will consent only if a copy of an old masterpiece, on which she is working, is accepted by the Academy of Design. Wayne recognizes Christine's painting as a copy of his mother's Old Master and accuses Mellon, the manager of the art store, of its theft. Mellon is jailed, and, on Wayne's advice, the judges at the academy dismiss Christine's copy as lacking in inspiration. In an attempt to revenge herself on Wayne, Christine leads him on and then dumps him. When the Chicago fire breaks out, however, Wayne rescues her, and, together, they help to protect her father's store from looters. They are later separated, and, after days of desperate searching, Wayne finds her among the ruins, praying for him. They declare their mutual love.