While at a high society party, Helen Steele ( Edna Mayo ) boasts that she can make one of the guests, woman-hating explorer Jack Craigen ( Henry B. Walthall ), propose to her before the arrival of her fiancé, Henry Tracey ( Sydney Ainsworth ). Indeed, within minutes of meeting Helen, Jack asks her to marry him, after which Helen lets him know that her wooing was only a practical joke. Embarrassed and angry, Jack decides to pursue Helen in the manner of the men of Patagonia. As a result, he kidnaps her, and locks her in his home in the woods. While Henry and some friends try to rescue her, Helen fights with Jack, and finally hits him over the head with a telephone. Then, however, when the rescuers arrive, they find Helen with her arms around her kidnapper. After knocking Jack out, she realized that she really did love him, and so she tells the rescue party that she has no desire to be saved.
This 1916 silent comedy/drama was based on the play The Misleading Lady by Charles W. Goddard and Paul Dickey. Produced by the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, starring Henry B. Walthall and Edna Mayo, the survival status of this film is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent.
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