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The Burden of Truth

The Burden of Proof

Select Pictures (Cosmopolitan)
Directed by Julius Steeger

Marion Davies, Mary Richards, Eloise Clement, John Merkyl, Maude Lowe.

In Washington D.C., young Elanie (Marion) is in love with a young Statesman named Robert. Their family had lost it's fortune and her mother was reduced to writing a gossip column for a newspaper. The owner of the newspaper, William Kemp, is a German spy. Elaine and Robert are married, but before their honeymoon, the spies frame Elaine into looking guilty of being a spy herself. A mishap occurs on their honeymoon that makes Robert think that Elaine is a spy as well. The Dept. of Justice finally nabs the real spies and Robert begs Elaine for forgiveness.