Synopsis by Janiss Garza
This implausible melodrama is based on the play by William Hurlburt. Although Cordelia Ebbing (Kathlyn Williams) leaves her husband (Phillips Smalley) because he has been unfaithful, she's the one who is said to be "trimmed in scarlet." Her daughter Faith (Lucille Rickson), who has grown up without knowing her mother, defends her anyway, and disliking her father's wife, leaves his home and works to support herself. Meanwhile, Cordelia has a violent argument with a suitor and thinks she has killed him -- information one of her servants then uses to blackmail her. When Faith finds out, she steals five thousand dollars to pay him off, prompting Cordelia, who has finally found happiness with Revere Wayne (Roy Stewart), to put herself in a compromising position in order to pay back the money. Everything gets straightened out, however, in time for a happy ending.
daughter, extramarital-affair, mother, reputation, stepmother