Cast & Crew
Mabel Van Buren
Artist Dick Heldar becomes famous for his wartime sketches and returns to London, where he meets Maisie Wells, his childhood sweetheart, who encourages him to paint a masterpiece. Street urchin Bessie Broke becomes his model for the portrait and falls in love with Dick's friend Torpenhow. Bessie revenges herself on Dick for separating her from her lover by leading Maisie to believe that she is Dick's mistress. Dick finishes the protrait before his failing eyesight--caused by a sabre wound he received in the Sudan--completely deteriorates. Bessie, still angry, destroys the newly finished picture, but later she relents and reveals the truth about her relationship with Dick to the estranged Maisie, who hastens to Dick's studio and dedicates herself to caring for him.