Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Considering how unsympathetic Lowell Sherman's character was, this melodrama about Parisian high life made for questionable entertainment. Michael Yervedoff (Sherman) is an exiled Russian nobleman of vast wealth. He spends his time and money on love affairs and he callously casts the women away when he grows bored of them. He throws a lavish Mardi Gras party at his Paris home, and Colette Breton (Pauline Garon), a pretty young ragamuffin of a girl, sneaks in through a window. Her wild dancing draws a lot of attention, and Michael becomes very interested in her. He has no use for his latest mistress, Dolores Sierra (Gertrude Astor), but she refuses to just go away. She wants revenge, and she vamps Paul (John Harron), Michael's naïve younger brother. Paul really believes in the romance and he plans to marry Dolores, but he finally suspects she is not exactly squeaky clean. When he discovers that she was once Michael's mistress, he races his auto through the streets in despair. It overturns and he is fatally injured. Michael, shocked by his brother's death, decides to settle down, and he chooses Colette as his wife.
aristocracy, brother, forbidden-love, poverty, revenge, suicide, sweetheart