This Universal melodrama took the "rescuing the hero at the last minute" ploy to ridiculous extremes. Milton Sills has the hapless job of trying to make his character -- and the story -- seem plausible. In order to get material for a story, newspaper reporter Will Campbell (Sills) gets himself arrested. After leaving prison, he travels to a new town and finds work as a bank teller. There he meets fellow ex-con Minnie O'Reilly (Claire Adams), who helps him to forget his cold, unloving wife (Margaret Campbell). Campbell is hounded by a detective who knows of his prison sentence. When the detective is found murdered, Campbell is arrested for the crime and sentenced to be hung. His innocence is established mere moments <I>after</I> he is executed, and a doctor (Brandon Hurst) revives him with a shot of adrenaline. Campbell's wife has divorced him, so he is free to wed Minnie.
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