Cast & Crew
Ruby De Remer
Elizabeth Blake, living on a farm belonging to Mrs. Traverse, is raped in a roadhouse by the farm manager, Mark Southard, who then dies when his car tumbles down a cliff. Ashamed, Elizabeth goes to New York and lives in the Bowery. Harry Hammond, the wealthy fiancé of Mrs. Traverse's daughter Agnes, scorns the Traverses' interest in the Salvation Army until they tell him its history. In New York, when Harry saves Elizabeth from being attacked, he is beaten unconscious and put on a freighter bound for Europe, while Elizabeth recovers at a Salvation Army post. Later, Elizabeth joins, and goes with Agnes to France with the Salvation Army during the war, while Harry enlists in the aviation service. Elizabeth falls in love with Harry as she nurses him after an explosion, but realizes that the love is hopeless. After the armistice, she marries Luke Barlow, a farmhand turned soldier who has always loved her, in a double wedding with Agnes and Harry.
Ruby De Remer
The film opened in New York at the Harris Theatre on May 5, 1919, and also played in Poughkeepsie before its general release. Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky agreed to donate all proceeds from the Harris Theatre showing to the Salvation Army Fund. The film was made with the cooperation of the Salvation Army, which was guaranteed $25,000 of the gross receipts. Commander Evangeline Booth, the head of the Army, appeared in the film. Shoenbaum and Wyckoff filmed exteriors in California, while Young filmed the interiors in New York.