Giuseppe Franchini ( George Beban ) lives with his little daughter Francesca and pet bear Bruno on the Italian coast. One day, Giuseppe sees a shipwrecked man offshore and swims to his rescue, but in doing so, he is carried out to sea. Upon his return, he finds that his wife has died of shock at the news of his drowning, and the stranger has taken away the little girl. Years later, Giuseppe travels to America with Bruno where they are arrested for invading an apiary on the Vandergrift estate. Giuseppe is befriended by Vandergrift's daughter Adelaide ( Julia Faye ), but Bruno is sent to jail for his crimes. To pay Bruno's fine, Giuseppe takes a job in a roadhouse owned by John Slade ( Fred Huntley ). Here, he learns of Slade's plans to smear Adelaide's fiancé, Craig Winton ( Harrison Ford ), the reform candidate for mayor. Giuseppe presents proof of Slade's corruption to Adelaide, who turns it over to her father. When Giuseppe meets Vandergrift ( Harry De Vere ), he recognizes him as the man he rescued, but, realizing that Adelaide is happy in her life, he leaves town without letting her know that he is her real father.
This 1917 silent drama was produced by Pallas Pictures, directed by Donald Crisp, starring George Beban, Harrison Ford and Julia Faye. The current status of this film is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent.
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