Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Julian (Percy Marmont) is an artist with a restless soul. When he runs into Edith, his childhood sweetheart (Alice Joyce), he becomes inspired and marries her. After several years he feels himself growing bored. Inspiration is just about nonexistent, in spite of the presence of Janet, the couple's lively daughter (Virginia Marshall). Edith agrees to get a job while Julian goes to Paris for a year. When he returns from the bohemian life he had overseas, he decides he no longer loves Edith. Nevertheless, the couple moves to an artists' colony. Edith is miserable, but attention from the kindly Greenough (Holmes E. Herbert) keeps her from dissolving into despair. Julian's attitude towards her remains unchanged, so she finally leaves him. When he fully feels the effects of this loss, he paints a masterpiece, then goes to find Edith, who is about to accept Greenough's marriage proposal. Although Janet has died, the couple is reunited.
artist, business, confession [criminal], daughter, death, death-in-family, extramarital-affair, family-separation, grief, marital-problems, reunion, separation, wake [funeral], wife