Because of his financial trouble, Don Almeda (Noah Beery) promises his daughter, Maria (Barbara Bedford), to Don Alvarez (Albert Prisco). But Maria does not love Don Alvarez, and, in fact, she falls in love with Terry O'Neil (Elliott Sparling), a stranger who has been wounded by robbers associated with Alvarez. O'Neil takes Alvarez's place at a masked ball. Alvarez, in turn, robs the old Padre (John Herdman) of some pearls and stabs him to deal with O'Neil's knife. He then accuses O'Neil of the murder and tries to shoot him, but wounds Maria instead, because she has thrown herself in front of him. Maria recovers, and, after proving that Alvarez is a thief and a killer, weds O'Neil.
Did You Know?
The film was only publicly shown twice in 3D, once on September 27, 1922 in the Ambassador Hotel Theater in Los Angeles, and only once more in December 1922 at Rivoli Theater in New York City. Following only being shown twice in 3D, the film was acquired by Selznick Distributing Corporation and re-released in 2D in 1923 under the title "Forbidden Lover", which is also presumed lost. See more
Edited into Forbidden Lover