Cast & Crew
An epidemic of diptheria empties the Hotel Continental, an American seaside resort, of its patrons, who never return. Francis Trehurn Marchmont, a mine owner and regular patron who is away during the epidemic, visits the hotel the next summer after copper magnate Thomas Cadwallader Bennt and his trust swindle him in a copper deal. Bennt, after the deal, went to Paris, married a beautiful girl, and immediately died. At the hotel, Marchmont enjoys the empty atmosphere, but welcomes the arrival of Mrs. Lucie Fairbanks, with whom he becomes friendly. After they hear footsteps above her room one night, Marchmont overhears Lucie arguing with another woman. He learns that Lucie is really Bennt's widow, and that she came to the hotel because of a plot by the other woman and her two lawyers to claim the inheritance. After Marchmont rescues Lucie from being abducted to a yacht, the yacht explodes killing one of the lawyers. Marchmont and Lucie now plan to marry.
The scene of the yacht explosion was shot in Princess Bay, off Staten Island, NY. This film was originally scheduled to be released on January 10, 1916, and May have shown in New York at the Vitagraph Theatre at that time.