Lilly, the daughter of a wealthy ship-owner, spurns the advances of Bang, a businessman, in favor of the young ship's mate Willy. Bang follows Willy to a foreign port, where he gets Willy drunk in a seedy waterfront dive. With the connivance of the barkeep, the druken Willy is tricked into signing a seaman's contract which is bought by the evil captain of "The Octopus". The barkeep's daughter Mary likes Willy so much that she decides to help and seeks out Chaplain Brown, who has also been contacted by Lilly and her father. Brown and the disguised Lilly investigate, but find that Willy has already been brought aboard "The Octopus". They give chase in another ship, and Willy manages to jump overboard and swim to safety.
Strictly speaking, this is not a white slavery film, but it was presented with the subtitle Men as Victims of Slave Trafficking, obviously with the intention to follow up on the previous successes. Like the white slavery films, this one was promoted as a film of social consciousness, advertised as a film with a "great mission" because it warns against a danger which has "wrecked the lives of thousands of honest youths." It lacks the sexual frisson of the white slave films, but it has many of the same structural elements, like the impotence of the police and the aid offered by a resourceful female associate of the criminals.
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