Stephen WInthrop, a young playboy living in New York City, inherits the estate and all the holdings of his wealthy Canadian uncle, but pays scant attention to it, preferring the "party" life in New York. He is unaware that the family attorney, Frank Garson, has forbidden hunting on the Wintrop lands in Canada, cutting off the livelihoods of the local villagers. Mary Cartier, the goddaughter of the village priest, travels to New York to try to get Stephen to change the policy. He returns with her to Canada, sees what's going on and lifts the ban, then decides to stay in Canada. Mary returns to New York to try to help Garson's ill wife and child, whom the sleazy lawyer has abandoned, but she dies and Mary brings back the small child to Canada. The villagers, mistaking the child for Mary's, are outraged at this "scarlet woman" flaunting her illegitimate child and attempt to drive her out. Complications ensue.
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Only two nitrate reels of this film now survive in the UCLA Film and Television Archives, reels 2, 3, 6 were discarded about 1987, and reel 4 in 1994. See more