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Jerry, a wealthy and carefree American youth, encounters a beautiful girl in the notorious Birdcage Cafe in Paris and incurs the jealousy of her sweetheart, a ferocious apache. The apache knifes Jerry, and The Girl accompanies Jerry to his palatial villa, then nurses him back to health; Jerry tactfully pays her to dance with the apache when again threatened, but The Girl is brutally hurt by her lover and imprisoned as a consequence--yet she loves him. Jerry, in gratitude, showers her with money and jewels, and her sweetheart abuses and threatens her on a visit to the prison. While at the races with Jerry, The Girl receives word that the apache is free and swears to kill her; she confesses her love for him, and Jerry leaves her. She returns to the cafe and dances with her lover, who tries to strangle her in a moment of fury, but Jerry intervenes; The Girl begs him to desist, and understanding that she truly loves the apache, Jerry does so.