Badly in debt, Hugh courts and secretly marries Minna Hart, an heiress. When Hugh approaches her father with the news, they fight and Hugh is thrown out of the house before he can reveal his secret. Convinced now that the marriage will not work, Minna demands a separation that night, but the next day, Mr. Hart is found murdered and Hugh is arrested. To protect her reputation, Minna refuses to supply Hugh with the necessary alibi in court. Near conviction, Hugh is saved by Irene, the wife of Gerard, Hugh's devoted childhood friend, who tells the judge she was with Hugh during the hour in question. After the trial, Irene tries to convince Gerard that she lied about Hugh, but he refuses to listen and deserts her. Crushed, Irene is comforted by Hugh, who eventually marries her. Years later, Minna tells Gerard the truth about her marriage, not mentioning Irene's union with Hugh. Gerard locates Irene, but is shocked when he discovers she has wed Hugh and in a fury, he tells Irene about Minna, Hugh's other wife. (The rest of this plot is not known).
Although this film appears to have been shot, no information on its opening is available. Release charts and advertisements for the film give both May 15, 1916 and June 15, 1916 as release dates. At this time, the World Film Corp. was being sued for breach of contract by its foreign distributors and several of its releases were postponed because of the law suit. It's possible that Idols was one of the contested titles and was not released as scheduled and May have been shelved altogether. Although the exact length of the film is not known, the complexity of the plot suggest a feature production.