Cast & Crew
In a gypsy camp a dying stranger abandons a baby girl with a note explaining that on her eighteenth birthday, she is to inherit a Virginia estate. The gypsy chief, aware of the girl's value, instructs Sabia, the tribe's matron, to dress and rear her as a boy. Years later, while the tribe is traveling in Virginia, Vosho, the chief's son, discovers the true sex of the girl, now called Firefly, and demands to marry her. Forced into marriage, Firefly flees from the camp on her wedding night and meets up with Donald McDonald, a local newspaper editor. Donald, thinking that Firefly is a boy, hires her as an errand runner and she soon falls secretly in love with him. Eventually, she unites with her uncle and lives happily on his estate until Vosho shows up to claim her. After a hard fight, Donald rescues Firefly and jails Vosho, who is later freed by Firefly's jealous cousin. When she witnesses a scene between Donald and his secretary, Firefly, convinced that he does not love her, returns to the gypsy camp. With the aid of her uncle, Donald locates Firefly and declares his undivided love for her.
According to news items, this film marked the screen debut of Eva Tanguay, a popular vaudeville comedienne known as the "Bombshell of Joy" and the "Eccentric Comedienne." In mid-1916, however, Tanguay made a self-promoting feature called Energetic Eva, which May or May not have been released theatrically. Although Selznick Pictures appears as the producing company in the advertisements, Eva Tanguay's company filed for copyright. Earlier in 1917, Tanguay announced that she was joining forces with Selznick to produce starring vehicles for herself. The film was originally released as a Selznick picture, but with the formation of the Select Pictures Corp. and the dissolution of Selznick Pictures, the film was subsequently distributed by Select.