Archibald Cups, a bank clerk, is sentenced to prison for an embezzlement which he did not commit. He escapes and hides in the house of the very judge who sentenced him.
Criminal? Surgeon? Jockey? Friend?
Anyone with money is a god, anywhere. Here, you may be the biggest, vilest, ugliest, most diseased blackguard in the state, but if there’s cash behind you, you’re respected.