Ellen Shannon ( Margery Wilson ), the daughter of self-made Irish politician Pat Shannon ( Jack Curtis ), is engaged to Ted Breslin ( Wallace MacDonald ), but because Pat began his career as a menial laborer, Ted's mother, Mrs. J. De Barth Breslin ( Lillian Langdon ), refuses to sanction the marriage. Heartbroken, Ted takes up drinking and gambling with "Poker" Lemoyne ( Harvey Clark ) and Don Jackson ( Joe Bennett ), while Ellen attends a finishing school hoping to improve herself. While trying to elude her chaperone, Ellen unwittingly dashes into a man's hotel room, and from the window, she witnesses Don and "Poker" playing cards, while Ted lies unconscious from too much drink. When the two gamblers quarrel, Don kills "Poker," but Ted is accused of the crime. Fearing a scandal, Ellen maintains her silence, but on the final day of the trial, she enters the courtroom and testifies, thereby saving Ted from the gallows. Deeply grateful, Mrs. Breslin now welcomes Ellen into the family.
This 1918 silent drama was produced by the Triangle Film Corporation and starred Margery Wilson, Wallace MacDonald and Lillian Langdon. The survival status of Marked Cards is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent.
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