District Attorney Stanton is in serious danger of defeat in the impending election unless something happens to change the tide of public opinion. When things look blackest, his political manager, Boss O'Grady, discovers bribery in the ranks of the opposition. Stanton devotes all his energies to the prosecution of the supposedly guilty Morton, who has been picked out as a scapegoat for his party. On the last day of the trial, evidence is placed in Stanton's hands absolutely proving Morton's innocence. Urged by ambition and the entreaties, of Boss O'Grady, Stanton suppresses this evidence. Nora, Morton's daughter, appeals to Stanton's wife, who is sympathetic but unmoved, until she accidentally stumbles on the suppressed evidence. Immediately she realizes that the whole fabric of her life's love has been shattered. The man she honored and respected has become degraded in her eyes, and when husband and wife confront each other with the truth, he tries to win back her respect and honor by... Written by
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Edison Company production number 7334. See more