Although the fifth commandment says, "Honor thy mother and thy father," at least one parent's behavior is less than honorable in this World Film drama. Carl Winters, a music teacher (Jules Steger), is in love with Alice Winthrop, a banker's daughter. The banker thoroughly disapproves of the match, but the couple wed anyhow. Carl travels to Rio de Janero to take a position as musical director, and Alice promises to follow once he has established himself. But when her father discovers she is pregnant, he convinces her to come home and then intercepts the correspondence between her and her husband. Alice dies after having a daughter, and when Carl receives the cable he is grief-stricken. He winds up in the hospital for along stay and when he comes out, makes a living by singing on the streets. Years later he returns to New York and encounters his daughter, now grown. Without knowing each others' identities, she asks him to sing for her birthday. So Carl goes to the Winthrop home and discovers that the girl is his daughter. The banker, still hard of heart, offers him money to keep his identity a secret. But the he has a change of heart and then tells the girl that she must "honor her father." The cast to this picture is clearly comprised of stage actors -- they are more concerned with orating at the camera instead of acting.
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