Preserved by England's National Film Archive, this one-reel melodrama from the Thanhouser company featured Muriel Ostriche as Muriel, a young girl invited by distant relatives to visit New York City. She becomes the innocent pawn of a ruthless pair of card sharks (Charles Horan and Marie Rainford), who use the girl as a decoy to attract wealthy men to their apartment. Once there, the victims are conned into partaking in crooked card games. Learning the truth, Muriel denounces her shady relatives. Her own innocence is later proven by a handsome detective (Boyd Marshall), with whom she has fallen in love. The star of Thanhouser's "Princess" comedies, Muriel Ostriche later became the subject for author Q. David Bowers' interesting study of early American films, Princess of Silent Films.