Gaston Beraud is employed as assistant to Mr. Launay, of the firm of Dammond and Co., gramophone manufacturers. He is bribed by a rival firm to steal the formula of an important invention. He is discovered in the act by Mr. Launay, who accuses him of robbing him. The accusation was recorded on a gramophone record, and later proved to be his downfall. Gaston realized that he was irretrievably ruined. Not only had he lost all hope of marrying the girl to whom he was engaged, but his professional career was at an end. Too late he reflected that the curse of gambling had been his ruin, and he passed out of the lives of those who loved him regretting that his fall might easily have been avoided.
Moving Picture World synopsis