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Artist Andrien Walcott and his brother Don are both in love with Andrien's beautiful model Colette, but when Prince Vacarra, a Balkan nobleman, threatens to rape her, she reluctantly agrees to marry him on the spot. Leaving her in his own country when war breaks out, the prince serves on the battlefields and then accompanies his wife and little son Rudolph to America. Upon Colette's refusal to dance for his friends at a New York stag party, Vacarra beats her, and at a lodge in the Adirondacks, he brutally hits her again. Colette escapes to the Walcotts' cabin, but the prince discovers her there and kills Andrien in a fight. Vacarra is threatening to throw Rudolph over the edge of a steep cliff when Don arrives and shoots him. Colette then promises to become Don's wife.
The portraits of Evelyn Nesbit used in the film had been painted by Charles Dana Gibson and Harrington Mann.
Some of the exterior scenes were filmed in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Russell Thaw was Evelyn Nesbit's son. Portraits of Evelyn Nesbit printed by noted American artists Charles Dana Gibson and Harrington Mann were featured in the film. Sources conflict on some points of the plot. The story included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "The Consuming Fire."