Cast & Crew
H. B. Warner
Eddie Crane is a smart-aleck reporter who digs up lurid information on the past life of Tess Brandon, district attorney Phillip Brandon's wife. She had been in love with Jimmy Dale, a nightclub owner who has since reformed and no longer sells alcohol. Eddie intends to print her affair as news to ruin Phillip, who has devoted his career to cleaning crime from the city. When Phillip's sister Marcia becomes involved with crook Joe Carson, Tess tries to stop her, but is unsuccessful. One night at Jimmy's nightclub, Marcia shoots Carson with his own gun after he tries to seduce her, and Eddie, who has just arrived at the nightclub, sees Jimmy's assistant take Marcia home. Jimmy confesses to the murder to protect both Tess and Marcia. After Eddie prints a story on the murder and hints that the unknown woman he saw was Tess, Phillip contacts Eddie, his editor, and the chief of police and reveals Marcia as the murderer. Jimmy is released, and Phillip insists that he loves his wife despite her past. Marcia is acquitted and reunited with her brother, and Eddie learns that "scandal sheets" are not effective.
H. B. Warner
John St. Polis
According to a news item in Film Daily, the film was released in several areas as Should a Woman Tell?. Motion Picture Herald and Variety note that the film is based on a play by Wilson Collison, but no evidence that Collison's story was produced theatrically has been found.