The star of a traveling theatrical company is an actor well known on the "road" in classic roles, but has never really made his mark on the stage. Most of his success is due to his wife, who plays with him in the company. Their child, a little girl, accompanies them on their tour. The wife meets a wealthy man, and deserts her husband and little daughter. The husband, half crazed by the shock, takes care of his child, and as the years go by devotes himself to teaching her the art of acting. The child attains womanhood. She and her father are in dire straits. Finally she applies to a theatrical manager for an engagement, who discovers her great talent, he turns out to be her father's former call-boy, and a mutual attraction is evident. In the meantime the old actor finds some relics of his past on the stage which recall the old days, and in the darkened room where he sits he fancies he sees himself playing the famous roles of years gone by. Finally he falls back into his chair, and when...
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