Lila Despard ( Kitty Gordon ), a notorious European temptress, travels to America to escape her lover, criminal Jack Firthenbras ( Frank Goldsmith ). On the ship, she meets Andrew Livingston ( F. Lumsden Hare ), a United States Navy planner, and Senator Gales ( Charles Eldridge ) and Mrs. Gales ( Eugenie Woodward ). Her new friends host a party for Lila in Washington, D.C., where a spy named Dromiroff ( George Majeroni ) threatens to expose her past unless she steals Andrew's secret naval plans. In order to secure the papers, Lila makes love to Andrew, but the plan backfires when she falls in love with him. Eventually, Lila agrees to marry Andrew, but during their honeymoon, Dromiroff abducts her from the bridal suite. At headquarters, Lila is shot while destroying the documents, and before dying, she telephones Andrew to confess her misdeeds. The conspirators are killed when their car plunges from a cliff.
This 1916 silent drama was based from the play adaptation As in a Looking Glass by Francis Charles Philips of the novel As in a Looking Glass by Francis Charles Philips and produced by Shubert Film Corporation production for the World Film Corporation. The survival status of As in a Looking Glass is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.
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