Wealthy broker Hamilton Forbes is envious of his partner Van Buren Courtland, who has the love of Forbes' secretary Elizabeth Kennedy. In order to get rid of him and get Elizabeth for himself, he frames Courtland for forgery. However, a witness Forbes has bribed recants his story and Courtland is freed. He sets out in search of the witness who can clear him, and Forbes takes the opportunity to convince Elizabeth that Courtland is dead, and she accepts his marriage proposal. Complications ensue.