~Milton Sills & Gertrude Olmstead~
~Plot Synopsis~
Milton Sills stars as Nicki, a popular puppeteer who returns from the battlefields of WWI deaf as a
post. He soon discovers that his sweetheart Angela (Gertrude Olmstead) has become engaged to
his former wardrobe master Bruno (Francis McDonald). Before the story can metamorphose into a
modern-day Pagliacci, a backstage fire breaks out at Nicki's puppet theater. Bruno behaves like a
craven coward during the conflagration, but Nicki valiantly saves everyone from a horrible death.
As a result, Angela vows eternal devotion to Nicki -- whose hearing has been restored in all the
excitement. John F. Goodrich adapted the screenplay from a theatrical piece by Frances Lightner.

Plot Synopsis from Hal Erickson, Allmovie.com
Directed by: George Archainbaud

Written by: John F. Goodrich    

Milton Sills ...  Nicki
Gertrude Olmstead ...  Angela
Francis McDonald ...  Bruno
Mathilde Comont ...  Rosa
Lucien Prival ...  Frank
William Ricciardi ...  Sandro
Nick Thompson ...  Joe
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Al Rockett Productions

Released by: First National Pictures

Cinematography by: Charles Van Enger        
Film Editing by: Arthur Tavares
Art Direction by: Milton Menasco
Production Manager: Al Rockett
Assistant Director: Al Lena

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 minutes
Released: June 20, 1926