Synopsis by Janiss Garza
According to the story of this highly fictional Fox drama, World War I was started on account of a woman. The Countess Griselda von Arenburg (Gladys Brockwell) is the mistress of the old Emperor Franz Josef (Alfred Fremont). His son, Archduke Ferdinand (Charles Clary), hates her, so a fanatical admirer of hers, Danilo (Nigel de Bruiller), assassinates him. She is protected from being implicated in the crime by Baron von Zeller (Willard Louis), who is also enraptured by her, and who figures that since Danilo is a Serb, Serbia will be held responsible for the crime. Meanwhile, secret agent Rene de Bornay (William Scott) arrives from France and the Countess falls in love with him. War is declared and she saves Rene from being captured. He escapes, but she is shot for protecting him.