Lom, a hypnotist, is hired by a circus in which the owner's brother is a trapeze artist. Lom falls in love with the brother's partner, Crawford, and tries to break up the two by hypnotizing her into dropping her partner during their act. Lom meets his end at the hands of another circus
member. This was Lom's first film, and he would later go on to major character parts in many first-rate films.