Cast & Crew
In "The Swamp," the slum quarter of a great city, live Mary, a deserted wife, and her small son Buster, struggling for an existence. They meet Wang, a Chinese vegetable peddler, when the peddler gets a black eye defending the boy. When Mary and Buster are about to be evicted, Wang saves them by peddling his horse, Bimbo; and he then becomes a fortune-teller, assisted by Buster. Rand, the new rent collector, proves to be Mary's childhood sweetheart. Through one of Wang's clients, she obtains a letter revealing that her husband, Spencer Wellington, is about to remarry. Wang, who is engaged to entertain at Norma's wedding reception, there reveals Spencer's past, thus breaking the engagement. Mary divorces Spencer and goes with Rand, while Wang, after redeeming his horse, returns to the home of his ancestors where a girl awaits him.