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.
She was his slave---bought and paid for---and now he was protecting her with his life. Would she ever understand why?
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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