According to trade paper Motion Picture News, this Italian-made costume drama was "80 percent art and 20 percent plot." One aspect of it stands out -- Robespierre is shown as a human being instead of the one-dimensional monster, which was the common perception of him in the early decades of the 1900s. The French revolutionary leader gives Tallien (Anthony Novelli) the task of uncovering and halting plots against the government. Tallien becomes involved with Therese, Marchioness de Fontenay (Lyda Borelli), not realizing that she is in love with Jean Guery. She uses her position to help the royalists. Robespierre discovers the royalists' plot and manages to round them up, even though Tallien is not very helpful. Tallien panics because Therese is captured and ordered to be guillotined. She tells him that the only way to save her is to get rid of Robespierre. Her efforts hasten the dictator's downfall.
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