Cast & Crew
Madeline Renard, a singer with the French Opera Company in New Orleans, is loved by Maurice Dumars, a newspaper critic. When Madeline is awarded a starring role in Faust , she asks her old friend, Monsieur Morin, an expert gold worker, to make her a paste pearl necklace for the performance. He does this but suddenly is taken ill and dies. Morin had been guarding $20,000 in gold coins for Mme. Tibault, an innkeeper, and when the money is discovered missing from his safe, gossips soon convince the townspeople -- including Maurice -- that Madeline stole the money in order to buy her marvelous pearls. While visiting Mme. Tibault, Maurice learns that the simple innkeeper has unwittingly used as wallpaper the stock certificates that Maurice had purchased with her gold coins. The mystery cleared up, Madeline regains the affections of Maurice and her friends, and she, in turn, forgives them for their lack of faith.
Victor A. Stewart
The story was first published in Ainslee's, March 1903 written under the pseudonym, James L. Bliss. On the film's setting, Exhibitor's Trade Review commented, "The atmosphere of old New Orleans is well taken care of," while Moving Picture World noted, "The entire atmosphere is French."