When this German-produced film reached the U.S., it was touted as the first Pola Negri film that wasn't a costume drama. In spite of this, Negri plays the same type of passionate character she did in her period films (something she was very good at, too). A longer version of it was released in Europe; it was cut down to five reels for stateside consumption. Negri is Marianna Paoli, a hot-blooded Corsican girl who swears vengeance when her brother, Antonio (Fred Immler), is killed in a duel with an officer from an English battleship. While working as a nurse she falls in love with Edwin Alcott, a British officer who has come down with a fever (Harry Liedtke). Only after they marry does Marianna discover that he was the one responsible for her brother's death. Antonio's servant, Tomasso (Emil Jannings), stabs Marianna's manipulative guardian, Count Musso Danella (Magnus Stifter), while she finds that love overcomes the need for revenge.
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