While visiting Musso Danella ( William Humphrey ), a Corsican count, Mr. Barnes ( Maurice Costello ) of New York meets Marina Paoli ( Mary Charleson ), a woman who has vowed revenge against an unknown English soldier who has slain her brother Antonio ( S. Rankin Drew ) in a duel. Accompanied by Danella and her foster father Tomasso ( Charles Kent ), Marina goes to Alexandria in search of the assassin and there meets Lieutenant Gerald Anstruther ( Darwin Karr ), a wounded English soldier, with whom she falls in love. Meanwhile, in London, Barnes courts Gerald's sister Enid ( Naomi Childers ). In Corsica, Marina weds Gerald, but after the ceremony Danella tells Marina that she has married her brother's murderer. Tomasso, bent on revenge, enters Marina's room and, assuming that Danella (secretly hiding behind a curtain) is Gerald, accidentally slays him. Finally, Barnes reveals that although Gerald's pistol was the weapon that caused Antonio's death, he had actually lent the gun to a fellow officer and did not participate in the duel himself.
This 1914 silent drama was based on the novel Mr. Barnes of New York by Archibald Clavering Gunter, produced by The Vitagraph Company of America, starring Maurice Costello, Mary Charleson and Darwin Karr. The survival status of this film is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent.
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