Cast & Crew
William E. Shay
Philip E. Rosen
When Rosa, an Italian peasant girl, meets the attractive, wealthy Pietro, the head of the Camorra, a New York crime syndicate, she deserts Luigi, her fiancé, and departs for America. Hurt but determined, the simple, pious Luigi follows his sweetheart to New York. To prove his love, Pietro tells Rosa that he will steal the jewels of the Madonna for her. Impressed by this seeming devotion, Rosa informs Luigi of Pietro's boast and he, not to be outdone, decides to steal the jewels himself. After Luigi presents her with the coveted gems, Rosa makes her way through the Festival of the Madonna to find Pietro at Camorra headquarters. When she arrives, the theft has been discovered, and a mob is forming to hunt the culprit. Rosa begs protection from Pietro, who throws her out into the street. Overcome by religious guilt, Rosa collapses in a deranged stupor, then after returning the jewels, Luigi kills himself on the church steps.
This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic.
Although no confirmed release date has been found, evidence indicates that the film was released in 1915.