This Cecil B. DeMille picture (adapted from the novel by Eleanor M. Ingram) was the screen debut for French actress Rita Jolivet. Two brothers, Stefan and Michael Balsic (real-life acting brothers House Peters and Page Peters) are on opposite ends of the Montenegrin political spectrum. Stefan is loyal to the king, while the dissolute Michael is trying to start a revolution with the help of the secret agent of the Empire (Theodore Roberts). When he squanders the money needed by the revolutionaries, Michael decides to court Delight Warren (Jolivet), a New York heiress, and use her money. Delight naively falls for Michael and goes to Montenegro, but Stefan, who knows of the plot, kidnaps her and forces her to marry him. Even though Stefan treats her courteously, Delight continues to believe in Michael until he tries to have his brother poisoned. Since Michael still needs Delight's money, he kidnaps her, along with Danilo Lesendra, Stefan's right-hand man (Lewrence Peyton). He threatens to blind Lesendra unless Delight pays him off. She agrees, but Stefan arrives with his men. Michael kills himself in lieu of the disgrace he faces, and Stefan offers to let Delight return to America. Delight, however, prefers to stay in Montenegro with her husband. This picture also marked the screen debut of another actress in a bit part -- Marjorie Daw. She was said to be 14, but judging from photos, she was probably closer to 12.
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