Dr. Christian (Jean Hersholt) who runs the health department in a small town. He seeks to build a hospital, but is turned down by the mayor (Paul Harvey). The mayor decided that a highway would better suit the town than a new hospital.
A "professor" hits Dr. Christian's (Jean Hersholt) town, promising the local women dramatic weight loss in a very short time if they follow his regimen of strict diet and a particular type of diet pill. Dr. Christian tries to warn them that the man is a dangerous charlatan but, mesmerized by the prospect of almost instantaneous weight loss, the women ignore his warnings.
In this last entry in the "Dr. Christian" series, the good doctor is determined to free a young man from prison. The man was sent there for embezzlement, but Dr. Christian doesn't believe he embezzled the money, and sets out to find the real culprit.