Norma Talmadge's dual performance as mother and daughter is about the only worthwhile thing in this predictable drama. Mademoiselle Lucille (Talmadge) is a vaudeville wire-walker with a love of alcohol. William Randolph (Donald Hall) falls in love with her, even though his friend, Dr. Adams (Van Dyke Brooke, who also directed), warns him of her problems with liquor. Lucille refuses to marry Randolph until a drunken fall puts a halt to her career. The couple have a daughter, but shortly after she is born, Lucille dies of alcoholism. When the girl, Margaret, becomes a teen (played by Talmadge) and attends Wyomossing Seminary, the principal expels her because of her odd behavior. Back home Randolph keeps an eye on her and realizes she is sneaking liquor. Dr. Adams has become the head of a large sanitarium, and Randolph brings Margaret there to be cured. Through hypnosis, Adams is successful and Margaret returns home with her need for alcohol lifted.
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