The Dollar and the Law plot
Amos Brandt is a cheapskate, but his children don't know that he is actually very rich. His daughter Lola has been proposed to by both the wealthy Richard Denton and the not-so-rich George Gray, and decides to choose love over money and accepts Gray's proposal. Denton then invests in a company that defrauds the public, and just as he is facing criminal charges and going bankrupt, he learns of Amos' real wealth and decides to rob him. However, things don't go exactly as he planned.