This picture, based on the novel by Jack London, was a bit out of place in the religiously conservative silent era, when belief in reincarnation was generally scorned. Dr. Hugh Standing (Courtenay Foote) is attending the theater with his fiancee, Faith Levering (Thelma Pearcy, sister of Eileen Pearcy). Opposite Standing's box sits political boss Tubbs (Chance Ward), and a hand reaches out behind the good doctor and shoots the bad politico. Standing is accused of the crime because he picked up the revolver and he is taken down to the police station. When ordinary methods don't wring a confession out of him, he is strung up by his thumbs and given the "third degree." During the torture, Standing sees his past lives, one during Viking days and another in the Orient. Faith, meanwhile, has gone to the District Attorney (Dwight Crittenden) to put a halt to Standing's suffering. But when they find out about Standing's visions, they give him the third degree again in hopes of discovering the real killer. He comes through, revealing the murderer as Maizie (Marcella Daley), the chorus girl betrayed by Tubbs. She confesses, and Standing is freed.
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