Alice Lake has a surprisingly unsympathetic role in this melodrama, based on a magazine story by mystery writer Wadsworth Camp. She's showgirl Babe Lennox, who allows herself to be romanced by two gamblers who hate each other -- Dave Hume (Harry Northrup) and Edward Felton (Charles Clary). She is also loved by assistant district attorney Dick Talbot (Conrad Nagel). The gamblers' rivalry comes to a head about the time Hume finds out that, due to a fatal disease, he only has a few weeks to live. In lieu of waiting for the end, he chloroforms himself to death, using a handkerchief belonging to Felton. Because of the circumstantial evidence, Talbot aggressively convicts Felton of murder and sends him to the electric chair. But on the day of his execution, Babe delivers a bronze statue of a devil, inside of which Hume has left a suicide note. At the very last moment Felton is freed. It would make sense at this point that Babe would go to him, but instead she marries Talbot.
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