Cast & Crew
In a prologue, Jeff Davis, known as the "King of the Hoboes," stops young hobo Bill Stevens from shooting a brakeman who threw him off a train. Davis takes Bill's gun and offers assistance at his "Hotel de Gink" in New York's Lower East Side should Bill need help. Mollie Browning, a beautiful but impoverished girl whose consumptive mother needs medicine, repeatedly fails to find work. After Davis warns Bill not to become the partner of robber Tom Carroll because, he says, that road leads to "The Bridge of Sighs," the passageway above the street connecting the Criminal Court with the Tombs, Bill becomes a porter in a saloon. Carroll, who plans to rob a safe and frame Bill, tells Mollie, who faces eviction, that he is a detective and will hire her as his assistant. Disguised as a boy, she meets him at the saloon. After Bill rescues Mollie from Carroll's advances and the police arrest Carroll, Davis tells Bill and Mollie about a $65-a-month job on a farm, and they leave together for the country.
One review referred to this film as King of the Hoboes. Jeff Davis, known as the "King of the Hoboes," established the Hotel de Gink on the Lower East Side in New York for transients. The hotel appears in the film.