Cast & Crew
After Ruth Minchin is acquitted of murdering her husband for lack of evidence, Richard Steel, a philanthropist, befriends her and sends her to his aunt's quiet country home. Reporter Edward Langholm follows, determined to get a scoop. At a lawn party, after a jealous woman reveals Ruth's identity, Richard confesses his love for her, but she grows suspicious when she finds a photograph of her husband in the house, and Langholm says that he saw Richard pay a tramp to keep quiet. Langholm overhears Ruth interrogate the tramp, who says that when Minchin tried to blackmail Richard by threatening to reveal that Richard once murdered a man in Australia, Richard killed Minchin. After Langholm has Richard arrested, Ruth remembers that Minchin once beat her when she helped Paolo Severino, a poor pianist. Detectives question Severino and he confesses that while delirious, he killed Minchin. Richard is freed, and after he explains that he killed the man in Australia in self-defense, he and Ruth plan to marry.
Jack W. Johnson
Syn De Conde
William T. Hayes
The working title for this film was The Shadow of a Rope. The actor listed as "Harry Kosher" in all the trade reviews and in the synopsis in the copyright descriptions is possibly Henry Koser. According to a pre-release news item, the cells and cell corridor of the Tombs prison in New York were recreated for this production, which also boasted unusual rain effects.