Clive Herbert ( Wyndham Standing ), the Duke of Cheshire's younger brother, about to leave England to alleviate his boredom, falls in love with Helena ( Lucy Cotton ), the unhappy Duchess of Harwich, who, to save her father's name, was forced to marry a degenerate duke who treats her cruelly. Although she loves Clive, Helena will not leave with him because she does not want to sully this love. When the crippled Harwich ( Ivo Watson ) returns from France, where he was treated for paralysis brought on while forcing his attentions on Helena, he maliciously taunts Helena and Clive. After Clive's brother dies, Clive becomes a duke and a member of the House of Lords, and nearly marries Cornelia Kirby ( Jackie Saunders ), an American heiress, so he can keep up the family estate. Harwich dies without leaving Helena anything, but after Cornelia's Chicago sweetheart Howard McClintock ( Edward Earle ) takes her back, and Clive becomes the Ambassador to the U.S., he marries Helena.
This 1919 silent drama was based on the novel The Miracle of Love by Cosmo Hamilton, produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and filmed at the Biograph studio in New York. The survival status of this film is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.
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