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This picture tells the very human story, or romance, of an unloved wife and mother, who, although possessing wealth and social position, craved the love of her husband. This love has been ... See full summary
This picture tells the very human story, or romance, of an unloved wife and mother, who, although possessing wealth and social position, craved the love of her husband. This love has been denied her by the husband, who is blinded by his wild rush after the almighty dollar. There comes a time when Stanton McVicker, a species of the fortune hunting society man, ensnares the heart of the woman and gains her consent to an elopement. The husband, hearing of this engages Edwin Randall, a handsome society detective, to ferret out the case and prevent the elopement. The wife, however, through her great love for her only child, relents at the last moment and decides to remain loyal to her husband. She confesses all to the detective, who destroys all the written evidence against her, warns the intruder, McVicker, away, and smoothes the path of misunderstanding between husband and wife. After telling the husband that his wife is good and true, Randall severs his connection with the case and, ...

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Clary Charles Clary - Keever Harrow
Winifred Greenwood Winifred Greenwood - Mrs. Keever Harrow
Walter McCollough Walter McCollough - Stanton McVicker
Lafe McKee Lafe McKee - Edwin Randall - the Detective (as Lafayette McKee)
Baby Ruth Hazlette Baby Ruth Hazlette - Keever Harrow Jr.
Lillian Leighton Lillian Leighton - Izette
Patrick Carson Patrick Carson - James - the Butler (as Pat Carson)
Mac Barnes Mac Barnes - Martin Daly (as Mack Barnes)
Colin Reid Colin Reid - Lewis Burke (as Colin Reed)
John Lancaster John Lancaster - The Gardener
Will Osterberg Will Osterberg - The Chauffeur
Ann Swager Ann Swager - Lillian Enders
Nellie Alexander Nellie Alexander - Madeline Edwards
Louise Reming Louise Reming - Mrs. Stanley
Emma Allen Emma Allen - Mrs. Morgan
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