Cast & Crew
As a reward for political support, "Big Dick" Wellman is awarded a contract for construction of a dam by Water Commissioner Brownell, an action opposed by Pike, editor of the Sentinel, who thinks Wellman is dishonest. Seeking to establish the unreliability of Wellman, Pike directs reporter Philip Hale to burglarize Wellman's safe to secure evidence against him. Wellman and Pike reach an agreement, and the former ceases his support of Brownell, who threatens him and in a struggle is accidentally killed. Hale schemes to be hired by Wellman and becomes romantically involved with Wellman's sister, Beryl, thus antagonizing Barker, whom Hale suspects as the blackmailer. Wellman dynamites the dam, carrying himself and Barker to their deaths but assuring the happiness of Hale and Beryl.