Victor, an adventurous young swashbuckler in 19th-century New Orleans, takes possession of a barber shop as the result of winning a duel, and decides to settle down to a life as a barber. He meets a beautiful young woman and pursues her, but she dismisses his attentions because she thinks he is just a barber. Also pursuing the woman is the evil Capt. Remy, whom she also brushes off. He, however, doesn't take rejection so lightly, and forges papers "proving" that the girl is a "quadroon"--part black, which means that she can be sold as a slave. She is sold to Capt. Remy, and when Victor hears of it, he determines to rescue her.
Once she was a lady-now she was a common slave, offered in auction to these carrion-men who yesterday would not have dared whisper her name! But why did the man at whose love she had laughed bid above the rest? Would he make her HIS slave? (Print Ad- Watertown Daily Times, ((Watertown, NY)) 3 June 1928)
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A reel of test footage related to the production has been located within the Library of Congress' holdings. The footage depicts lead actress Billie Dove
modeling two period hairstyles. As of 2015, no footage directly from the feature has been located. See more