This melodrama gets so heavy that, at times, one thinks it may be a straight-faced comedy. Del Rio dances for a living in a sailor's hang-out in Marseilles. It appears to be a tavern, but closer inspection marks it as a brothel. She meets Lowe and agrees to marry him. An old beau arrives
and Lowe gets jealous; there's a fight and the result is a death, a trial, and a sentence for Lowe to an unreasonable facsimile of Devil's Island. Since the only females allowed on the island are the wives of the guards, Del Rio agrees to marry the most brutal guard there just to be near her
amour. Soon enough, there's a prison riot. Lowe proves his courage, gets a pardon, and he a...