Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Betty Compson traveled to England to star in this expensively-made society drama. Louise Boucher (Compson) is a Parisian dancer who meets David Compton, an English officer (Clive Brook) during World War I. They fall in love and make wedding plans, but before they can get married, he is sent to the front. Compton receives a serious head wound in battle, and it causes him to lose his memory. As a result, he forgets his past, including his fiancee. He goes back to London and inherits his uncle's business. He also meets and marries a woman (Josephine Earle) who is more interested in society than she is in starting a family. Meanwhile, Louise has had a child from her brief union with Compton and gone on to become the famed dancer Deloryse. Years after she and Compton parted, she sees him and his wife in a theater in which she is performing. They meet and Compton's wife offers to adopt her little boy. She also asks Deloryse to dance at her ball. She agrees, even though her doctor has warned her that a heart ailment could make this dangerous. Deloryse pays no heed to his advice and dances anyhow. Her heart gives out and she dies in Compton's arms. The screenplay to this picture was written by a fledgling filmmaker by the name of Alfred Hitchcock.
adoption, amnesia, battle-fatigue, love, pregnancy, scandal, soldier, stars [celebrities], war