Cast & Crew
Miss E. Roma
When Marie Helmar, a young Austrian girl, is left penniless by the death of her father and disgraced by Prussian officer Captain Von Pfaffen, she flees to the sanctitude of her French cousins, the De La Mottes. There she falls in love with their eldest son Gerome. On the night before their wedding, Marie sends a letter to Gerome confessing her indiscretion with the Prussian, but the letter is returned unopened. Soon after, she recognizes a new household servant to be Von Pfaffen, who demands that Marie disclose war secrets in return for his silence about her past. Torn, she passes on false information, which disgraces the Prussian. In revenge, he attempts to kill Marie, but she shoots him in self-defense. Shaken by remorse, Marie presents Gerome with her confession, which, he then reveals, he had read the night of their wedding. Their life thus unclouded, Marie announces she is expecting Gerome's child.
Miss E. Roma
The war element of the novel was eliminated from the screen adaptation. Marguerite Courtot was originally assigned to play "Paulette," but a scheduling conflict did not permit her to be in this film. This was the first film made by Edward José Productions. Joseph M. Schenck was the head of Film Specials, Inc. The film was made at the Norma Talmadge Studio in New York.