Cast & Crew
Joseph J. Dowling
Martha Queed joins her lover, Arnold Barry, who is vacationing in the mountains, and feigns a sprained ankle in order to see the inside of his cabin. The couple are seen by David Boyd, a drunken ruffian and relative of the Queeds, who informs her domineering and puritanical father; and to save her name, the father forces her to marry Boyd. When Boyd is found dead the following morning, evidence points to Barry as the murderer. Martha disappears and is found ill and delirious in the swamps by Atlas, a deformed boy; hearing that Barry is to be sentenced, Atlas rushes to the courtroom and confesses to the murder, then commits suicide. While Martha is convalescing, she and Barry are married in the presence of her mother, who has left her cruel husband, Marvin.