Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Produced as a comeback vehicle for the romantic team of Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne, this was a rather modest whodunit in which an unfaithful wife (Bayne) is accused of murdering her lover (Roland Bottomley). A neighbor to the murdered man (Ernest Hilliard) blackmails the woman's husband (Bushman) but then confesses to the murder himself during a struggle. Bushman and Bayne's popularity had evaporated in 1918 when Bushman divorced his wife of many years to marry his screen partner. Modern Marriage, alas, was a dismal failure, and Bushman did not film again until his true comeback appearance as the villain Messala in Ben-Hur (1925).
blackmail, criminal, death, husband, killing, marriage, wife