This was a controversial story when originally written as a play by George M. Cohan, Frank Packard, and Robert Davis. It stayed a hot subject as a silent in 1919 and raised a lot of hackles as this 1932 sound film. Even today, there is much that is familiar in this story. A gang of thugs
is working the Chinatown area in San Francisco. When one of them is knocked off, Morris (their leader) thinks he'd better flee until the heat is off and he goes to hide out in a small town on the windswept California coast. Once there, he learns of the powers of Bosworth, a local faith healer who
seems to be able to make the lame walk. Morris concocts a plan to bilk wealthy invalid...