A criminal with a conscience will go to any lengths to give his daughter a better life in this silent drama. "Heliotrope Harry" Harlow (Clive Brook) is a stick-up man who, after robbing a gambling den with his partner Froggy (William Powell), returns home to discover his wife Lily (Olga Baclanova) in the arms of another man. Harlow kills Lily's lover and hits the road with Froggy, taking his infant daughter with him. Feeling remorse for his crime, Harlow turns himself in, but not before leaving his daughter on the doorstep of a loving family. As Harlow serves a life sentence for murder, Froggy keeps tabs on the daughter, who grows up to be Alice Deane (Mary Brian) and is engaged to marry the son of a prominent socialite. Lily, however, has been trying to track down her daughter ever since Harry took her away, and after finding Froggy she tricks him into revealing Mary's true identity, Harry escapes from prison to prevent Lily from spoiling Alice's new marriage and happy life.
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