Director/producer Hugo Ballin made this drama without the use of subtitles. The story is based on a tale written by Sister Eileen, a Dominican nun, and marks the motion picture debut of George Bancroft. The girl (Mabel Ballin, the director's wife) leaves the convent in Rome where she has been living to stay with her uncle (Jack Dillon) in a Pennsylvanian industrial town. Her life there is miserable and she marries a crude iron worker (Bancroft) just to get away. The couple is happy enough for a few years, and a child (Georgette Bancroft) is born. When the mill owner (Wyndham Standing) meets the girl, they fall in love. This does not go unnoticed by the iron worker, and when another worker is killed in an accident he trades places with the dead man to free his wife. She marries the mill owner and they travel to Rome. They visit a Trappist monastery, where the girl's first husband has taken the orders. The former iron worker dies from the shock of seeing his wife again.
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