Masie (Dot Farley) grows up with a cruel, drunken father (William Conklin). She inherits his addiction to the bottle, and his brutality. He is sent to prison after murdering his wife, Masie's mother, in an alcoholic rage and left on her own, the girl winds up working in a Western dance hall. There she meets a cowboy who marries her and tries to redeem her. But she grows bored with life on the ranch and leaves while he is gone on a roundup. In the city, she lives with a society man, and when she finds out he is married, she ruins his reputation. Eventually she sinks back to the dance hall, only this time as a scrub woman, and this is where her husband finds her. He takes her back home, where she dies. Dot -- sometimes known as Dorthea -- Farley also wrote the scenario to this picture. Supposedly it was based on a newspaper story, "The Big Western Hat," by Jack Holt, but its plot is so cliché that it didn't really need any inspiration.
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