Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Based on a novel by Frank L. Packard, The Beloved Traitor stars Mae Marsh as Mary Garland, a resident of a Maine fishing village. In love with Judd Minot (E.K. Lincoln), a handsome fisherman with a gift for sculpting, Mary is forced to tearfully remain on the sidelines when Judd is discovered by wealthy New York art patron Henry Bliss (George Fawcett) and whisked off to the Big City. It doesn't take long for success to go to Judd's head, and soon he is galavanting around with Bliss' somewhat loose-moralled daughter Myrna (played by future gossip queen Hedda Hopper). Apprised of the situation, Mary rushes to New York, determined to "rescue" her former sweetie. A deft blend of comedy and drama, Beloved Traitor was Mae Marsh's fifth vehicle for producer Samuel Goldwyn.