Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Richard Hall (William Farnum) is a successful author and businessman, but his wife Alice (Alice Fleming) is more interested in her opera career than she is in their marriage. This causes more than a little friction and it culminates in Hall attacking her manager and killing him in a struggle. Hall receives a life sentence, but is paroled after 22 years. A broken ex-con, he looks for charity and one home he approaches happens to belong to the fiancé of his daughter, Grace (Evelyn Greeley). When he finds this out, he tries to go away so he won't disgrace her. His suspicious actions cause him to be arrested and he begs to be sent back to prison. Eventually, though, he pulls himself together and reunites with his daughter and her new husband. The neglectful Alice, meanwhile, has been disowned by Grace and is left to her career. Although a star for many years, by 1921 William Farnum wasn't keeping up with the times and his acting style and make-up were glaringly old-fashioned.