Cast & Crew
John Francis Dillon
As the result of an early and brutal seduction, Gita Carteret, a wealthy young heiress, develops an intense dislike for men. She dresses in clothes of extreme masculine cut, wears short hair, and abandons all feminine mannerisms. Fulfilling a promise to her dying grandmother, Gita attends a fashionable ball at the Pleydens, clad in proper feminine attire, where she finds herself the object of the attentions of John Blake, a successful novelist, and his friend Dr. Geoffrey Pelham. Warned by Mrs. Pleyden of gossip associating Gita with Blake, Gita decides to marry him "in name only," and he reluctantly agrees. While Blake is working on a novel, she develops an intimate friendship with Pelham but is frightened by her attraction to him. Blake's longing overwhelms his former caution in winning her love, and when he enters her room at night, the terrified Gita shoots him. Dying, he realizes that Pelham is the only man who can awaken the feminine in her nature and asks him to marry her.