Cast & Crew
Frank H. Crane
After adventuress Belle Borden dumps her fiancé, Dr. Von Gahl, for Gerald D'Orville, a highly paid opera tenor singing in vaudeville shows, the jealous doctor, through the power of thought, causes Gerald to lose his voice in the middle of a song. At Von Gahl's suggestion, Gerald, now snubbed by Belle, leaves for treatment in Europe. Two years later, Gerald returns broke and still unable to speak. Unemployable, he goes to a motion picture studio, where he meets Dick Lester, a director to whom Gerald earlier gave money when Lester was a down-and-out actor. Starring with Marguerite Lawson, a former shop girl who idolized Gerald when he sang, Gerald becomes the most popular silent drama actor. They fall in love after he saves her when her canoe almost goes over rapids in an Indian two-reeler. When Belle insists that Von Gahl join her to see "Sevengalleys, the Hypnotist," Von Gahl, seeing Gerald on the screen, has a stroke and dies of heart failure. Meanwhile, Gerald, who is at a baseball game, recovers his voice at the same moment and immediately calls Marguerite to propose.