The nobleman Lothario ( Andrew Robson ) seduces Musette ( Belle Bennett ), the daughter of Giarno ( Emil Krushe ), the leader of the nearby gypsy camp. When Musette learns that Lothario is married and has a baby, Mignon, she jumps off a cliff. For revenge, Giarno kidnaps Mignon. After Lothario's wife dies of grief, Lothario becomes a mad, wandering minstrel. When Mignon ( Beatriz Michelena ) is sixteen, the young nobleman Wilhelm Meister ( House Peters ), seeing her mistreatment, buys Mignon from Giarno. Mignon falls in love with Wilhelm, but she believes that he loves the actress Filina ( Clara Beyers ). At a fete, Filina locks Mignon, whom Lothario has befriended, into her room. Filina traps Wilhelm into proposing, but as he announces their engagement, Lothario, acting on Mignon's earlier suggestions, sets the castle on fire. Wilhelm rescues Mignon, but because she still believes that he loves Filina, she leaves with Lothario. When an innkeeper recognizes Lothario and shows him a piece of the baby Mignon's belt, Lothario's memory returns. As Mignon has the other piece, she is revealed to be his daughter. Wilhelm finds them, and he and Mignon vow to marry.
This1915 silent drama was based from the opera, Mignon by Ambroise Thomas, produced by the California Motion Picture Corporation, with some on location filming in San Francisco. The survival status of this film is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent.
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