Cast & Crew
Jean Waddington, a childhood friend of Ted Larrabee, later falls in love with him. As he is, like her, the product of a broken home and the child of a dissolute and irresponsible father, Jean tells him he must prove himself before she will accept his marriage offer. Ted opens an office, but when their mutual friend, Kitty, gives a wild party in the building, he forgets business. Prince Ludovico de Sfax, in the charge of his guardian, the Duke de Gondreville, is attracted to Kitty, but the duke forbids his having an affair with her because of her poverty. One evening, on a drunken spree, Ted and Kitty get married, and, heartbroken, Jean goes to Europe. Later, Kitty and Ted arrive with their child and the prince's love is revived. Realizing that no bond of affection exists between her and Ted, Kitty takes poison, and Ted is reunited with Jean.
Julia Swayne Gordon
You'd make a marvelous second husband but you are too much of a luxury for a poor girl's first husband.- Kitty Flanders
Some scenes supposedly directed by Josef von Sternberg.
Josef von Sternberg, at this time an assistant director at Paramount, is reputed to have directed some sequences of this film.