Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Humorist Irvin S. Cobb was one of the screenwriters for the 1917 Allan Dwan production Fighting Odds. In her film debut, Broadway luminary Maxine Elliot plays the wife of a Henry Ford-like auto manufacturer. When her husband is sent to jail for a crime he didn't commit, Maxine vows to snare the responsible party. To do this, she poses as an English noblewoman, luring the susceptible villain (Charles Dalton) to his well-deserved downfall. Unlike many other stage stars, Maxine Elliot made a successful transition to silent films, and remained a movie favorite for several years.
bankruptcy, con/scam, disguise, English [nationality], financier, frame-up, husband, impersonation, name-clearing, prison, seduction, truth, Wall-Street, wife, woman