Cast & Crew
Don Julian is preparing to leave Spain to become ambassador to England when Ernesto, the son of a deceased friend, arrives seeking help. Don Julian invites Ernesto to move in with him and his young wife, Teodora, but this kindness plants the seed for a disastrous scandal. Alvarez, a would-be traitor discovered years earlier by Ernesto's father, spreads a rumor that Ernesto and Teodora are carrying on a disgraceful flirtation behind Don Julian's back. The scandal causes Don Julian to lose the diplomatic appointment, but he refuses to believe the accusation. To spare his friend further humiliation, however, Ernesto departs and challenges Alvarez to a duel. When Don Julian learns of this, he challenges Alvarez and is mortally wounded. Delirious, he is taken to Ernesto's room, where, upon seeing his wife, he reprimands the youth. Ernesto finds Alvarez and kills him in a duel, after which he returns to the hotel and convinces his dying friend of Teodora's faithfulness.
This was the first film made in America by Betty Nansen of the Royal Theatre, Denmark. The synopsis of the film in the copyright description, says that it was "picturized by J. Gordon Edwards for Wm. Fox Vaudeville Company." (The term "picturized" usually meant adapted or directed.) As no other sources indicate that Edwards either directed the film or wrote the scenario, and as the William Fox Vaudeville Co. was a name of one of Fox's earlier companies, it is possible that Edwards wrote a synopsis or scenario for the film that was never used.