Cast & Crew
Harry T. Morey
When socialite Joan Crawford tires of her shallow, upper-crust friends, she joins the Salvation Army and devotes herself to bettering slum conditions. She still maintains her high society contacts, however, and, in fact, is engaged to the wealthy Philip Ralston. Something about Philip makes Joan uneasy, though, and as a result she calls off the wedding, after which she becomes more and more attracted to Bill, a member of a slum gang. She hopes to bring out Bill's better qualities, but then discovers that he has only been posing as a criminal. In reality, he is John Hilton of the Secret Service, and he has found out that Philip is working as a spy for a foreign government, thereby confirming Joan's suspicions about her former fiancé. When Philip tries to escape from the authorities, John kills him, after which he begins in earnest his romance with Joan.
Harry T. Morey
L. Rogers Lytton
This was the first film of Edna May, a musical comedy star who had been absent from the New York stage for the decade previous to this production. May's earlier success in the role of a Salvation Army worker in the Broadway play The Belle of New York, led to the creation of this film for her. May's salary, which one news item mentioned was $100,000, was to be donated to the Red Cross Fund to aid war sufferers, according to another news item. The film opened at the Fulton Theatre in New York on April 9, 1916, where Vitagraph head J. Stuart Blackton introduced Edna May to the audience.