A professional stage pick-pocket is put out of work when he develops arthritis in his hands. He desperately turns to picking the pockets of the public, but he can't bring himself to keep their money. That's when good fortune starts to come his way.
A district attorney makes a name for himself by getting a young man sent to the gas chamber for a murder. That's when a man claiming he was the real killer demands $20,000 to not expose the D.A.'s career-ending mistake. Unable to deal with the idea of convicting the wrong man, the attorney does some additional investigating, putting himself in a dangerous spot with some dangerous criminals.moreless