The Ace of Cads
Cast & Crew
Chappel Maturin and Basil de Gramercy, officers in the British Guards, are both in love with the same girl. When Basil betrays his friend by having him compromised with another woman, Maturin takes to drink and is discharged from the service as the result of a drunken brawl. Twenty years later, Basil, who married Eleanour, has been killed in the trenches, and Joan, an only child, remains Eleanour's sole interest. Maturin, struck by Joan's resemblance to her mother, falls in love with her, but Sir Guy and Eleanour persuade him to discourage the girl. Maturin, therefore, tells Joan the story of his betrayal by Basil, but he reverses their roles. Joan rightly refuses to believe him a wastrel and effects a reconciliation between Maturin and Eleanour.