Claim (1918)

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To support herself, her no-good gambler husband, and her baby, heroine Edith Storey hires herself out as a washer woman. Among Storey's customers are gentleman gambler Wheeler Oakman and his pretty sister Mignon Anderson. When Storey's husband makes a play for Anderson, he is shot full of holes for his troubles. Alone and penniless, the heroine abandons her baby and takes a job as a dance-hall singer, but her talent is too large to be confined to the Wild West, and within a few reels she has gained stardom in the concert halls of Europe. Meanwhile, her baby has been adopted by Oakman and Anderson, a situation that Storey hopes to reverse. Offering $20,000 for the child's return, Storey changes her mind at the last minute, realizing that the kid is better off with his adoptive parents.