Cast & Crew
Although fond of childhood playmate Marcelle Riley, Luke Halliday, whose father made his fortune as an Arizona miner, becomes engaged to Eleanor Steele, a New York society belle. When Scar Norton arrives from Arizona and discloses that Luke's mother was an Indian, Luke is so traumatized that he breaks his engagement and ventures West to live among his mother's people. About to marry the Indian maiden Mo-Wa, Luke discovers that he cannot go through with the ceremony and retreats to the Settlement of Lost Hope, where he again encounters Scar Norton. Enraged when Scar taunts him over being a half-breed, Luke is about to kill his accuser when Marcelle and her father arrive and prevent him from committing the crime. Returning home with the Rileys, Luke finally realizes that Marcelle's pure love transcends all boundaries of race.
The working title of this film was The Innocent Cheat. Some scenes were shot in the desert of Arizona and in and around an authentic Pueblo Indian village. Sources conflict on the name of the actress playing Mo-Wa, one calling her Myrtle Kelso, another Maym Kelso. Maym Kelso, a known film player, May have had her own unspecified part in this film, but probably did not play "Mo-Wa."