|Locally Printed Program|
Associated First National
| Directed by |
Sidney A. Franklin
Adapted from the Novel, "Parrot and Co.," By Harold MacGrath
Arthur Ellison tells his twin brother, Paul, that he had shot a man during a row in Newell Craig's gambling house. Feeling he is really guilty for his brother's downfall, a bullet from his own gun years before having injured the brother in their boyhood days, Paul says he will take the blame for the murder, and forces his brother to leave the city, assuming his name, while he becomes Arthur Ellison. The innocent brother, self-exiled goes to India, the land of "brilliant days and purple nights" where the love, the life , the lure of the tropical East soothe the hopes and hearts of the civilized West.
"I have learned the truth. You are not guilty."
After five years Arthur meets Elsa, who believes him to be Paul with whom she was in love. They become engaged. Elsa takes a trip to India. Meanwhile Paul, longing to return to civilization, goes to Rangoon where he assumes the name of Worthington. There he meets Elsa,, who recognizes him, but Paul steadfastly denies his idenity.
Newell Craig has also has made his way to Rangoon and recognizes Paul as the murderer. Elsa finally obtains a confession from Paul, but he says the future is impossible for there is a price on his head.
While engaged in cheating natives Craig becomes involved in a gun fight and is wounded. Dying, he confeses being the real murderer. A reconciliation involving Arthur, Elsa and Paul follows.