Rev. John Morton ( Milton Sills ), who is determined to follow as closely as possible the teachings of Jesus, inherits a considerable fortune when his uncle dies. Shortly thereafter he succumbs to the wiles of Mary Carlson ( Alla Nazimova ) and marries her. To Mary's dismay, John uses his money for charitable work. When John learns that not only has Mary been unfaithful to him but she was also his uncle's mistress and became Mrs. Morton in order to share the inheritance she believed to be rightfully hers, he sends her away with his secretary. Years later, John regrets his harshness, and he is reunited with Mary when she appears at a home for fallen women, which he is dedicating.
This 1924 silent drama was based on the novel, The Ragged Messenger by William Babington Maxwell and produced by Edwin Carewe Productions. Starring Alla Nazimova and Milton Sills, Wallace Beery also appeared in this film. Sadly, Madonna of the Streets is now considered a lost silent film.
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