Cast & Crew
H. J. Barrows
After a forward containing a plea for uniform divorce laws throughout the United States to be enacted, and claiming that some 600,000 marriages are illegal, June Redding, the owner of a Western ranch, marries John Stark, a lawyer, in New York. Soon Stark sinks into dissipation and withdraws money from June's bank account to support his bad habits. Enraged by his neglect and dishonesty, June leaves him and, unable to secure a New York State divorce, obtains one in Reno. Later, she marries Wayne Hearne, a man of fine character, and they have a child. Stark accidentally happens upon a law defining the illegality of his divorce and blackmails June with accusations of bigamy. After Hearne learns of the situation and thrashes Stark, the matter is brought to court, but the Supreme Court decides in Stark's favor. In a moment of frenzy, Hearne tries to shoot Stark who, escaping the gunshot, falls in front of a passing automobile and is killed, leaving the Hearnes to continue their happy family life.
H. J. Barrows
Sources differ concerning which company, Success Pictures Co. or Elks Photoplay, Inc., produced the film and which distributed it. A news item calls this film the first Success Pictures Co. production. One source lists the role played by Nanon Welsh as Annette Redding and H. J. Barrows' role as David Redding. The film's story was based on a point of law decided by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Haddock vs. Haddock that a constructive service upon one of the parties in a divorce suit, served in another state, does not hold.