Katerina (Betty Schade) is seduced by Guido (Wedgewood Nowell), and is later sent to a convent by Princess Dione (Claire DuBray), who has befriended her. Guido marries the Princess for her money, much to the jealous Katerina's chagrin. When she returns from the convent, she and Guido plot to murder the Princess by withholding her medicine. They believe she is dead, but she is only in a trance. With the help of Feodor, the man who really loves her (Nicholas Duneaw), the Princess escapes from her tomb and goes to haunt Guido as a "ghost." The terrified man jumps off a cliff and is killed. Only a fragment of Reward of the Faithless survives today, but it is enough, in the words of film historian Liam O'Leary, to emphasize the structural similarities between the early works of Rex Ingram and the later masterpieces of director Erich Von Stroheim.
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