Cast & Crew
Edwin S. Porter
Carlotta, an English baby orphaned in Turkey when her parents are killed, is brought up in a harem as the foster daughter of Hamdi, the chief of police. When Hamdi prepares to sell her to a wealthy old man, Carlotta rebels and is put in prison. She escapes with Harry Pelligrew, a young Englishman, and travels to England, where destitute, she wanders into the gardens of Marcus Ordeyne, a book-lover and philosopher. Marcus allows her to remain at his home, despite the wishes of his aunt and cousin, who are embarrassed by Carlotta's upbringing and lack of social manners. Marcus himself is embarrassed when Carlotta expresses her appreciation by kissing him. Although Marcus' aunt wants him to marry her daughter, now that he has inherited a fortune, he objects. Hamdi arrives to claim Carlotta, and hires Marcus' supposed friend Pasquale to abduct her. After Pasquale's auto crashes and he dies, Marcus realizes that he loves Carlotta, whereupon he announces that they are to be married.
Wellington A. Playter
J. W. Austin
This marked the film debut of Marie Doro, who originated her role in the stage presentation. This novel and play were also the sources for the 1921 film entitled Morals, produced by Realart Pictures, directed by William D. Taylor, and starring May McAvoy (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.3695) and for the 1935 film The Morals of Marcus, produced by Real Art Productions, Ltd., directed by Miles Mander, and starring Lupe Velez.