Considered washed up in Hollywood, silent-screen queen Pola Negri made her talkie debut in the British The Woman He Scorned. The plot concerns a lighthouse keeper (Warwick Ward) who heads into town to purchase a new telescope lens. While taking in the sights, he finds himself in a nightclub where woman-of-the-world Negri attaches herself to him. He wants no part of her and sets out to sea alone, back to his lonely lighthouse. Halfway home, he is caught in the middle of storm, whereupon he promises the Lord on High that he'll marry Negri if he survives the deluge. Keeping his word, our hero does his best to protect Negri from her former boyfriend, an accused murderer. The Woman He Scorned proved to be such a mixed-up disaster that it would be two years before Pola Negri stepped before the cameras again.