Betsy O' Hara (Ethel Barrymore) married Lord Frederick Berolles (E.J. Radcliffe) to help out her struggling family. She loses all, however, when she rescues her sister, Kitty, (Naomi Childers) from a compromising position. Lady Frederick allows her own reputation to be ruined instead and Lord Frederick promptly divorces her. Years later, she finds herself in Monte Carlo, spending time with young Lord Mereston (Eugene Strong). His mother (Maud Turner Gordon) sends her brother, Sir Paradine Fuldes (H.E. Herbert), to deal with the situation. Sir Paradine, it turns out, is a former suitor of Lady Frederick. She's not really that interested in the young Lord, but Sir Paradine renews his feelings for her, and all ends well -- except for the fact that well-respected stage actress Ethel Barrymore gave a lackluster portrayal of the lead character. The picture was based on Somerset Maugham's play, Lady Frederick, but it didn't do him, or anyone else, credit.
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