A Blot on the 'Scutcheon (1912)
An aristocrat is delighted when a nobleman asks for his sister's hand in marriage. But delight turns to shock when he discovers that the engaged couple are already lovers. He kills the nobleman in a duel, watches his sister die of grief, and then poisons himself.- Written by Anonymous
Thorold, Earl Tresham, proud of his ancestral escutcheon, which he claims shows no tarnish, welcomes the proposal of Henry, Earl Mertonn, for his sister Mildred's hand, as it will mean the uniting of two noble houses, he not knowing that Mildred and Henry, who are both very young, ignorant and unguarded, have already met, sinned and now attempt a reparation. He learns from one of his servants that an unknown visitor, who was none other than Henry himself, was seen leaving his sister's chamber, and in a fury of rage sets out to right the wrong as he believes to be the only way.- Written by Moving Picture World synopsis
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