Cast & Crew
Robert Hyde is a confirmed bachelor who has sworn never to marry. Not even the pleading of his two close friends, the pastor and the lawyer, will move him. But an automobile accident brings Clarice to his home and during her recovery, she and Robert fall in love. After their wedding, Clarice's happiness is marred by Robert's preoccupation with hunting and fishing. The pastor then advises her that she will never know real happiness until she has children. Shortly after this, Clarice's aunt, Mrs. Grosvenor, brings a large party of friends to the Hyde estate for a visit. They all plan to give a performance of William Shakespeare's Othello for charity, but the count annoys Robert by his lovemaking scenes with Clarice. After a startling dream in which Robert's Othello kills Clarice's Desdemona, Robert finds the count making advances in earnest, and throws him out. Robert then begins to pay more attention to his wife and soon Clarice finds herself pregnant and happy.
Contemporary sources indicate that the film originally was intended to be released by Lewis J. Selznick Enterprises. Pathé sold the film some time after its initial release to state rights buyers, some of which changed the title. The film was also known under the titles A Modern Othello, The Shadow of the Night and The Lash of Jealousy. Some scenes in the film were shot at the Billings estate, Curls Neck Farm at Richmond, VA.