Nearly every star in the 1910s did at least one film where he or she had a dual role; this one gave Harold Lockwood a chance to shine. When a strange woman accuses Forrest (Lockwood) of being the father of her child, it destroys his engagement. But through this situation he learns that there is someone else who looks exactly like him. That someone else happens to be Paul Brent (Lockwood again), who is the no-good son of the governor (Harry Von Meter). Paul commits a murder (among other nasty things) and Forrest is tried and convicted of the crime. In the meantime, Paul has married a chorus girl, Lora (Eugenie Forde), and the scandal threatens Brent's standing in the gubernatorial race. So he offers to pardon Forrest if he will take the place of his son -- who he has kicked out of the house -- until after the election. Forrest agrees, and while posing as Paul, he falls in love with Kathie, the fiancee the louse left behind (May Allison). However, he refuses to take advantage of the situation and win her love dishonestly. When he discovers his marriage to Lora is illegal, Paul returns home to denounce Forrest and return to the fold. But Lora follows him and kills him. Forrest's innocence is finally established and he and Kathie are married.
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