Pauline Cheraud ( Virginia Pearson ) attends school in France, while her father Emil ( Joseph Smiley ) sets up a fashionable gambling house in New York. When Pauline returns, she begs her father to close the establishment, and he promises to do so that very night at midnight, but when she enters his library shortly after the appointed hour, she finds him dead. Determined to bring the murderer to justice, Pauline assumes control of the gambling house in the hope of trapping the criminal into a confession. Three men are suspected, all of them in love with Pauline: one who owed her father a fortune, another who boasted that he would kill a man to win her affections, and a third, Jimmie Dreen ( Victor Sutherland ), whose coat button was found at the scene of the crime. The evidence points strongly to Jimmie, with whom Pauline is in love, until Pierre ( James A. Furey ), Emil's servant, confesses that he killed his employer upon learning that he had lost his job. Now relieved to learn who really committed the crime, Pauline happily agrees to marry Jimmie.
This 1918 mystery/drama was produced by the Fox Film Corporation and starred stage and film actress Virginia Pearson, who was promoted by William Fox for the same kind of strong vamp parts as those played by Theda Bara. Sadly this film is now considered lost.
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