Tracy stars as a bootlegger who is framed by his lawyer and sent to prison on an income tax evasion rap. Once booze has been legalized, Tracy's gang turns to other criminal pursuits, with special concentration on kidnaping. When the gang kidnaps Lally and Mason (the son- and
daughter-in-law of Morgan, the judge who put Tracy behind bars), Tracy is paroled so that he may help capture his former partners, which he does, though he is mortally wounded in the process. Trevor is given a thankless role as the crusading lady reporter who has more than just a journalistic
interest in Tracy. Fairly routine material elevated only by the presence of Tracy.