Synopsis by Janiss Garza
In spite of an all-star cast and the talents of director Marshall Neilan, there wasn't much that could be done with this overly complicated drama. Judith Rutledge (Anita Stewart) is your typical country girl who has come to the big city. She becomes a secretary to banker James Warren (Frank Currier), who comes to admire her intelligence and common sense -- qualities his grown children seem to lack. Sons Fred (Mahlon Hamilton) and Jim (Thomas Holding) are both in love with Carlotta Stanmore (Anna Q. Nilsson), a forger. When Jim is killed in a car accident, Carlotta tells Fred that his brother was the forger. To save Jim's name, Fred takes responsibility for the crimes. On his deathbed, old man Warren asks Judith to marry Fred so that she can help him carry on his business. She agrees, and marries Fred soon after, but Carlotta and Fred's sister, Penelope (Kathlyn Williams), make her life difficult. Swindler J. Wellington Yarnell (Edwin Stevens) convinces Fred to go into a partnership to develop a tract of land out west. He doesn't tell Fred that the land already belongs to Langley (Tully Marshall) and that the papers were stolen from him after he bought the property. Judith, meanwhile, thinks Fred is more interested in Carlotta than he is in her, so she heads West, where she meets Tom (Tom Santschi), Langley's son. She finds out the truth, and she and Tom halt Yarnell's scheme. Carlotta is revealed as the forger and Fred discovers that he actually loves his wife.