Cast & Crew
Charles H. Mailes
In Earlescourt, England, Ronald, heir to Lord Earle, secretly loves Dora Thorne, a desirable but working-class woman. When Lord Earle hears of the relationship, he brings Valentine Charteris to the estate to distract his lovesick son. True to his love, however, Ronald refuses Valentine and marries Dora. After emigrating to Italy, Ronald earns a modest living as a painter, and Dora gives birth to twins. When Ronald receives a generous commission to paint a portrait, he asks Dora to pose for him, but overly preoccupied with the children, she refuses. Wounded by the rejection, Ronald calls on Valentine Charteris and quickly becomes infatuated with her, forcing Dora to return to Earlescourt with the twins. Years later Ronald appears in Earlescourt and is surprised to find one of his daughters engaged to a poor sailor. Like her father before her, the daughter deserts the sailor for a nobleman, but when scorned by the former, drowns herself in her despair. In the wake of the tragedy, Ronald and Dora are reconciled.
According to one modern source, Lawrence Marston, husband of A. C. Marston, one of the cast members, was the director of this film.