Charles is deeply in love with Linda, but he told her he was a wall street broker. When she recognizes him at the circus as a popular clown she tells her other boyfriend Tony and toys with his affections only to throw his love in his face when he proposes saying she could never marry a clown. Maddened, he kills her then Tony who witnessed everything. He then marks them up as clowns. Unfortunately for him, the Hangman investigates and while fleeing, the Clown falls from the high wire and dies.