Robert Frazer and Anna Q. Nilsson star in this drama, based on Temple Dusk by Calvin Johnson. David Marlowe (Frazer), the son of a clergyman (Frank Currier), is seduced by the earthly delights of drinking and gambling. While intoxicated he proposes to Ember Edwards (Nilsson), and she accepts because he has told her he is rich and she is sick of her poverty-stricken life. At a gambling house run by Clement Palter (Charles Lane), David takes a 25 dollar check from Bunny Fish (Robert Schable), changes the amount to 2,500 dollars, and proceeds to lose the whole sum at faro. David, convinced that Fish will have him arrested, begs Palter to help him. Palter -- who, at heart, is a benevolent soul -- agrees, but only after Ember has begged him. He sends for David's father, who is shocked at his son's behavior. David, meanwhile, disappears. When he finally returns, he has joined the army and has somehow scraped together the money to pay Fish back. Ember has been on the verge of accepting an offer from an old admirer when David returns. They are reunited, and when Palter dies, he leaves his fortune to Reverend Marlowe so he can build a church.
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