Cast & Crew
John B. O'brien
Mabel, the daughter of Richard Bannister, visits Ripley Manor and falls in love with Jack Cardew, the son of Lord John Cardew, the Bishop of Ripley. Jack's stepmother, Lady Hester, approves, but the bishop reproaches Jack because nothing is known of the girl's mother. As a conciliatory measure, Mabel's father, secretly a thief, is invited to the manor. Mabel and Jack secretly marry, then she discovers that her father and his valet Voss are planning to steal the Cardew emeralds. Bannister threatens to say that she was in on it, so she keeps quiet but does ask Jack to have the marriage annulled. At the manor, Lady Hester recognizes Bannister as her first husband, Richard Gordon, whom she believed had died ten years earlier. Overcome by her beauty, Bannister forgets about the robbery and propositions her, but Voss, angered by his double-cross, stabs him and steals the emeralds. Bannister shoots and kills Voss just before dying himself. In the end, Lady Hester confesses and is forgiven.
John B. O'brien
This film, the first made by Virginia Pearson Photoplays, Inc., was produced at the Thanhouser Studios in New Rochelle, NY. Louis Meyer, the president of the company, was associated with Theatre Magazine and should not be confused with Louis B. Mayer, also a producer at the time, who later headed M-G-M. Actor Sheldon Lewis, who planned to assist director John B. O'Brien in some of the productions, was the treasurer of the company and husband of Virginia Pearson.