Cast & Crew
Nell Woodward, an actress from the West, comes to Broadway and is hired by Randell, a theatrical manager for a show. On the night of her success, Nell consents to marry Hugh Gordon, an opium user, out of spite for Gordon's mother, who looks at her with contempt in a restaurant. Randell, whom Nell actually prefers, is infuriated. He cancels Nell's contract, and she is unable to find another acting job. As Gordon becomes a nearly hopeless addict, Nell remains loyal to him, while she barely makes a living. When Mrs. Gordon offers Nell $5,000 to leave the city, she promises to stick by Gordon if he will agree to go with her to the shore and make a slight effort toward rehabilitation. With the $5,000 they go, and after struggles in the mountain air, Gordon's regeneration begins. When Gordon has recovered, Nell, who now loves him, effects a reconciliation between him and his family.
This was the first film released by Oro Pictures Corp., which took over the plant of Bernstein Productions, Inc. in Los Angeles. The film was originally to be part of a planned Bernstein series entitled "The Seven Cardinal Virtues." Loyalty was shown to the National Board of Review on September 10, 1917, and was given a trade showing in New York on November 16, 1917, with music arranged by S. M. Berg. Betty Brice, Murdock MacQuarrie, Jay Morley and director Jack Pratt also worked on Oro's second release entitled Humility.