Although opera diva Lina Cavalieri tried her hand at motion pictures for several years she never achieved the same sort of fame as fellow singer Geraldine Farrar, mainly because Cavalieri's acting style was very much "of the theater." Her unnatural performance in this drama is one of its drawbacks, as are the quirky plot twists. Benedict (played by Lucien Muratore who happens to be Cavalieri's real-life husband) is a Trappist monk who has forsaken his vows. He falls in love with the innocent Genevieve de Miralez, who asks her aunt, Rosa (Cavalieri), to hire him as secretary to her invalid husband. Even though Benedict and Genevieve are engaged, Rosa flirts shamelessly with him, much to his chagrin. When he inherits a big estate on the French Riviera, he asks Rosa and her husband to come with him while he takes possession. During the stay, Rosa causes trouble by intercepting letters Benedict is writing to Genevieve. When the young girl shows up with her mother, Rosa arranges to be caught half-dressed in Benedict's room. Genevieve is heart-broken. Rosa's husband becomes jealous and shoots Rosa, then himself. Rosa recovers and realizes she must make amends. She takes the blame for her wrongdoing and brings Genevieve and Benedict back together.
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