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During an attempted prison break, "Fade-away" Joe kills the warden and is sentenced to death. Lamont's term is prolonged, and he swears vengeance on Zac Harrison, who is entrusted with a letter to Joe's daughter, June. Zac and Velvet, when freed, call at an orphanage to see June, who then cherishes the kindness Zac brings her and runs away to join them. Velvet gives in to thievery, but Zac induces him to go straight. On her birthday, Velvet takes June to an underworld cafe in some "grown-up" clothes, provoking Zac's anger but bringing the realization that he loves her. Lamont, released from prison, informs the vice squad of their "immoral" relationship, and Zac is jailed; when released, he finds that Lamont, as her "father," has taken June into his custody. Zac is forced to tell her the truth about her father ... but all ends happily.