Important note: This is not a film review. I hope to be able to find and add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.
Generations after Dugald Chandos ( Carleton Macy ) , an early settler, stole a thousand acres from Chief Duskara ( Chief Black Eagle ), Hester Gray ( Alma Hanlon ), Dugald's descendant, is about to inherit the land. She wants to marry Lee Duskara ( Harry Hilliard ), the chief's great-great-grandson, and so restore at least half the land to its rightful owner. Hester's guardian, Colonel Ernest Dent ( H. Cooper Cliffe ), has come under the influence of Juliet De Cordova ( Theda Bara ), a Mexican adventuress, however, and she convinces Ernest to marry Hester himself, then shift the deed to the land from his wife to Juliet. Ernest forces Hester into the marriage but continues his affair with Juliet and keeps on taking orders from her. Finally, Hester discovers Ernest's double-cross and tries to commit suicide, but Lee saves her. Dent soon dies of dissipation, and Hester marries Lee, who in court, has been awarded the rights to the land.
This 1916 silent drama, starring the popular actress Theda Bara, sadly remains a lost film.
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