Cast & Crew
Caroline Frances Cooke
Lady Sibil, the Countess of Northstone and the wife of the prime minister, is convinced by her husband to initiate a flirtation with the ambassador of an unfriendly nation. During their dalliance, she intercepts a note to the ambassador from Baron von Hatzfeldt, the leader of an anarchist group. The treason is further confirmed by Captain Balfour, the prime minister's secretary. When, during a ball, word of an impending war arrives, the countess denounces von Hatzfeldt, revealing that ten years before he had murdered unarmed peasants, including her own brother. The prime minister then exiles the baron and the ambassador, but spares the baroness upon whom he takes pity. A short time later, Balfour is kidnapped and taken out to sea by the ambassador and baron, and despite being blindfolded and manacled, he is able to make his way to shore after being forced to walk the plank. Later, after successfully averting a war, Balfour vanquishes von Hatzfeldt and kills the ambassador in a duel.
This was the first production of the Santa Barbara Motion Picture Co. At the time of this production, Lorimer Johnson and Caroline Francis Cooke were married to each other. Some of the film was shot in Montecito, CA. Although not mentioned in the credits for this film, Roy F. Overbaugh was the principal cameraman for the company and probably photographed this film. His assistant at the time was Victor Fleming.