Cast & Crew
In a small Romanian village, Katinka Veche, a peasant girl, falls in love with Jan Drakachu, a bright young man who spends his days studying. Jan wins a scholarship to an American university, graduates and becomes a successful engineer, while Katinka, left behind in the village, is sold into slavery by her cruel and dissolute father. Her owner, Victor Dravich, takes her to his gambling house in Syria, where he beats her and forces her to become his mistress. When the house is raided, Dravich takes her with him on his travels around the world until they finally settle in a small Arizona mining camp. Katinka sees Jan there but is too ashamed to speak to him. Broken, she sends for her old tutor Boris, who comes to Arizona and kills Dravich but then is shot by the sheriff. Katinka follows Jan to New York, where she is arrested, but he locates her in a girls' reclamation home and marries her.
J. L. Franck
William A. Lowery
Scott R. Beal
The working title of this film was Who's to Blame? The film was copyrighted under two titles, Her Moment and Why Blame Me?, the latter being the title under which the film was shown at a press screening in New York in February 1918. The film was advertised as available for state rights exchanges under that title, but no evidence of its public exhibition at that time has been located. In July 1918, General Film Co. released the film under the title Her Moment. The picture was condemned by the Pensylvania State Board of Censors. Some sources credit Robert Brownlee as "Victor Dravich." In November 1921, Rialto Productions re-released the film with Peacock Productions under the title Soul and Body.