The Sands of Sacrifice (1917)

  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Late 1910s star William Russell is too good for this mediocre program drama. He plays Big Bill Darcey, a young man with money but no ambition. That changes when he meets Nora Farnes (Francelia Billington), whose mother has been duped out of her savings by Enoch Foyle (George Periolat). Darcey is an acquaintance of Foyle's and when he sees Nora being accosted by a number of Foyle's friends, he protects her. Foyle tries to get to her, so Darcey hides her in his lodge for the night. To save her honor (young unmarried ladies did not spend the night at a man's home in those days), Darcey marries her. Before they can leave on their honeymoon, he finds out that Foyle has stolen his fortune, too. He storms over to Foyle's office, only to find Nora there. He believes she was in league with Foyle and leaves for the desert with Sammy Goode, a friend suffering from consumption (John Gough). Before he dies, Goode insists that Darcey return to Nora to hear her side of the story. Nora, meanwhile, has trapped Foyle into confessing all his wrongdoing. When Darcey finds them together in her apartment, he believes his suspicions were correct -- until the police show up. Nora is finally able to explain that she was only out to get Foyle, and the couple are reunited.