The script for this three-reel melodrama was an early effort by Ouida Bergere. Although Grace Van Austin (Zena Keefe) is engaged to Paul Sturgess (Gary McGarry), when her parents (Cissy Fitzgerald and Charles Kent) throw a weekend soiree, she spends an afternoon flirting with Howard Esterbrook. That night, Sturgess heads for Esterbrook's room with a revolver but his mission is interrupted by a maid. Another servant sees Paul and goes to Esterbrook's room to warn him, but arrives just in time to see a hand come through the window curtain and stab the man to death. Sturgess is arrested on circumstantial evidence and convicted. Several months later, when Sturgess is headed for the electric chair, a woman named Ann (Julia Swayne Gordon) is arrested in a raid and she confesses that she killed Esterbrook. Not only that -- she is also Sturgess's mother. The result is that classic dash to Sing Sing for the last minute stay of execution. As soon as she's done exonerat! ing him, Ann dies in her son's arms, and he returns to Grace who, amazingly enough, has remained true to him the whole time he was in prison.
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