Cast & Crew
After accidentally killing a man, Lewis Vickers flees to South America to escape arrest, where he meets Robert Lee, the dissolute son of a wealthy New York family, who bears a remarkable resemblance to him. Upon Robert's death, Lewis decides to assume the prodigal's name and return to New York. Lee's father and ward Nellie Reid are convinced that Lewis is their long-lost Robert, but soon the impostor finds himself plagued by the consequences of Robert's unsavory past. The creditors and bank officials who demand the money Robert stole twelve years earlier make Lewis' life difficult, but when Lee's abandoned wife Maria appears with several children and demands support, he decides to end the masquerade. Lewis reveals his true identity to Nellie, and after a fire in the Lee barn in which he proves his courage, she realizes that she loves him. Nellie breaks her engagement to James Zemmons and marries Lewis, after which the sheriff informs them that Lewis has been cleared of the murder charge.
Gustav Von Seyffertitz
One reviewer notes that G. P. Clonebaugh played Endicott Lee; Gustav Seyffertitz was known for a time as G. P. Clonebaugh, as well as G. Butler Clonblough. Contemporary reviewers refer to one of the characters played by Wallace Reid as Robert Lee, but scripts in the Paramount collection call the character Hobart Lee.