This drama was based on the then-popular novel by Henry Kitchell Webster. A hunchback falls in love with a woman, but she is repulsed by him. He swears revenge and tries to get back at her through her stepdaughter Elaine (Barbara Tennant). He starts the girl off on a stage career by teaching her to be a dancer. When her stepmother comes to see Elaine perform, the hunchback's ire swells up and he kills the woman, although that wasn't part of his plan. One of Elaine's suitors, John Butler (Howard Estabrook), is accused of the murder. Elaine manages to prove that it was the hunchback, not Butler, who did the killing. The hunchback, who has gone mad because of his wrongdoing, conveniently falls from a cliff to his death, while Elaine and Butler head for the altar.
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