This mystical tale of India was based on the novel by E.M. Hull, the author of The Sheik, the book which became the film that shot Rudolph Valentino to stardom. The Sheik this picture is not -- instead of Valentino, we have the stolid Norman Kerry playing the requisite sheik in a supporting role; the actual star is Frank Mayo. While in India, Englishman Barry Craven (Mayo) weds a native, Lolaire (Evelyn Brent). John Locke (Joseph Swickward) arrives in India with Gillian, Craven's former sweetheart (Mildred Harris). Craven realizes he still loves Gillian, and Lolaire kills herself out of jealousy. Craven returns to England and marries Gillian, but his valet, Kunwar Singh (Bertram Grassby), casts a spell over him so that he is haunted by the specter of the dead Lolaire. Finally Craven leaves Gillian and returns to India to help his old school chum, Said (Kerry), fight a bandit chief. Gillian comes after him and resists the amorous advances of Said. Said repents his actions when he receives word that Craven is in danger. He rescues his pal and reunites him with his wife. When Kunwar is killed, the spell is broken and Craven is free from the memory of Lolaire.
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