Cast & Crew
Henry B. Walthall
Although Alec Craig has a good position in a manufacturing company, he is brought close to financial ruin by his wife and daughter, who live beyond their means and who have fallen prey to instalment sharks. Grant Elliot, an aviator, loves Ruth and waits for the day when his invention will be a success so that they can marry. To stave off an instalment collector, Ruth illegally pawns a ring that is not yet paid for. She is tricked by society parasite Howard Steele, an agent of real estate speculators, into divulging information on the location of a valuable site on which the company has taken an option. The company blames Craig for the leak, and he is fired. The collector calls for the ring and finds that it has been pawned. Ruth, realizing she has been tricked, gets even with Steele by taking him up and making him stay up in an airplane past the time when the option expires. Craig's widowed sister and her son, Gene, redeem the ring and make Ruth and her mother promise never to fall prey to instalment sharks again. Ruth's flight has proved the value of Grant's invention, and their future is assured.