The fine directorial hand of George Loane Tucker shows in this English-made drama about a group of Russians near the end of the Czarist regime. Professor Scerloff (Charles Rock) holds secret meetings with other radicals in his home. One night they are raided. The professor is beaten, his daughter Olga (Jane Gail) manhandled, and the professor's wife dies of the shock. Grand Duke Paul (A. Holmes-Gore) happens on the melee and puts a halt to it, suggesting that the radicals be banished instead of sent to Siberia. So Scerloff and Olga go to London, where they continue their meetings with other Russian exiles. When they hear that Paul is visiting England, they vote to assassinate him and draw lots. Olga gets the "black spot," and Serge Malkow offers to help her. Malkow, who is Paul in disguise, helps her obtain a secretarial job at the Grand Duke's home. Then, as the Grand Duke, he convinces her that he is really trying to help, not hurt, the people. Olga tries to convince her fellow radicals that Paul is a good guy, but they don't believe her. Once again they draw lots, this time to get rid of Olga, and Malkow is chosen for the job. He goes to the Scerloff home, followed by the revolutionaries, but in the middle of this tense situation, Paul's men arrive with officers from Scotland Yard. The radicals are put under arrest, but Malkow reveals that he is really the Grand Duke, and he has everyone freed.
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