Cast & Crew
Prior to serving on the Belgian Relief Commission, Noll Windsor finds Dimny Parcot unconscious in the street. She remains in a coma in his home for several days. Noll discovers that Dimny's shock was caused by a letter which relates a German attack on her mother and sister Alice in Belgium. After regaining consciousness, Dimny wants to find her family. When she is refused a passport because she is single, Noll marries her. They go to occupied Belgium where Dimny is abused by the Germans. Col. Klemm, the German who ravished Alice, sees Dimny and thinks she is Alice. Noll locates Mrs. Parcot and Alice, but by the time Dimny arrives, Alice has died from a German attack. Noll, Dimny, Mrs. Parcot, and the refugees who cared for her are all denied passports because of Col. Klemm's intervention. Dimny meets with the colonel, and he attacks her after giving her the papers. Noll rescues Dimny, and the group escapes to the Dutch border while closely chased by Germans. Noll and Dimny find mutual happiness in America.
Hughes's novel was serialized in The Red Book Magazine between October 1917 and July 1918. The film's premiere was held in Detroit. Production of the film was nearly halted by the flu epidemic of late 1918. Wid's cites George Richelavie as the scenario writer, but a preproduction trade article credits Kathryne Stuart with the adaptation of Hughes's novel. The same article states that Arthur Edeson was slated to photograph the film, but it is unclear whether he actually began work on the production.