Cast & Crew
Charles T. Horan
Orphaned after her mother, an aerialist in the circus, falls from the wires, little Polly is raised by Toby, the circus clown. Polly grows to adulthood in the circus, where she becomes a bareback rider. When she is badly injured while performing a double somersault, Polly is taken to the home of young minister John Douglas to recover. The circus leaves Polly and her horse Bingo behind, and gradually a love develops between the minister and his ward. The town gossips, lead by Deacon Strong, are scandalized that their minister would fall in love with a circus girl, and so force Douglas to choose between his sweetheart and his church. Meanwhile, Polly, learning that her circus friends are in desperate need of money, enters Bingo in a horse race and, to spare the minister, rejoins the circus with her winnings. The next year the circus returns, and during a performance, the tent catches fire. Fear for Polly's safety reignites the reverend's love, and as he rushes to save her, the two are reunited.
J. B. Hollis
This was the first production of Goldwyn Pictures Corp. It had a pre-release showing in Chicago. According to the 1918 MPSD, Beekman Mitchell worked on the film either as a cameraman or as a still photographer. M-G-M filmed Mayo's play in 1932, with Marion Davies and Clark Gable starring and Alfred Santell directing.