A young man gets into trouble with his girl when he tries his hand at a publicity campaign for a meatpacking house.
Category: Pre Code
During the 1917 Russian revolution, a group of aristocrats find themselves in the custody of a brutal Communist revolutionary. He lusts after one of them, a ballerina, and gives her an ultimatum: give in to him or her friends will face the firing squad.
Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father’s endorsement on a money-raising scheme. He runs off with the money and Marianne, later dumping her. Her sister Laura loves Dr. Lindley although she knows he loves Marianne. Marianne returns and marries a wealthy young man, and Lindley turns his love toward Laura.
Wallingford is a con-man whose specialty is taking money from suckers. His partners are Schnozzle, a pickpocket and car thief; and Blackie, who has played the game for years. Jimmy’s latest deal involves land and a clay pot factory in a small town. When he has the money in hand from a number of investors, he decides to go legitimate when he falls for Dorothy – the girl through whom he is working the con.
In this melodrama, a female physician encounters professional and personal turmoil when she finds herself having an affair with an alcoholic peer. He impregnates her and she travels to Paris to have the baby in private. As she is returning to the States, the baby dies from infantile paralysis. This does not prevent her from saving the lives of two other children aboard the same ocean liner. When she returns, she discovers that her lover has divorced his wife and wants to marry her.