Diana Merrick is a young British aristocrat in love with Neville Holderness . Their plans to marry are sabotaged by Neville's father, Sir Morton Holderness, who strongly disapproves of the reckless life of Diana and her alcoholic brother, Jeffry. The old man sends Neville to Egypt -- and away from Diana. After several years, Diana marries Jeffry's hero and role model, David Furness (Johnny Mack Brown), only to watch in horror as David is arrested for kleptomania and kills himself on their wedding night. To protect Jeffrey's memory of his hero, Diana spends the next seven years orchestrating a series of affairs with wealthy men to repay the victims of her dead groom.
Meanwhile, Neville has married Constance. Diana falls gravely ill, and Dr. Hugh Trevelyan, her friend and protector, summons Neville to her side. When Diana recovers, Neville plans to leave Constance and move with Diana to South America. But Diana, knowing her love will ruin Neville, sends him back to Constance and kills herself by driving her car into the very tree under which she and Neville first declared their love.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Johnny Mack Brown