Robert Montgomery (Benjamin 'Benjie' Herries)Helen Hayes (Vanessa Paris)May Robson (Madame Judith Paris)Otto Kruger (Ellis Herries)Lewis Stone (Adam Paris)Henry Stephenson (Barney Newmark)Violet Kemble Cooper (Lady Herries)Donald Crisp (George - the Inn Owner)Agnes Anderson (Marion - the Barmaid)Lionel Belmore (Will Leathwaite)George K. Arthur (Porter)Jessie Ralph (Lady Mullion)Lawrence Grant (Amery Herries)Crauford Kent (Timothy)Howard Leeds (Jamie)Mary Gordon (Mrs. Leathwaite)Ethel Griffies (Winifred Trent)Elspeth Dudgeon (Vera Trent)
William K. Howard
The only person that Vanessa wants to marry is Benjamin and they are finally engaged. When a fire sweeps through her father's house, Benjie is able to save Vanessa, but he cannot save her already-dead father. Since Vanessa blames him for her father's death, they separate and Benjie marries Marion, the barmaid. After realizing that she was mistaken, Vanessa finds that he is married and she then reluctantly accepts the proposal of Ellis. However, Ellis is slowly going insane and Vanessa is not told. When her married life becomes intolerable, she tries to leave him, but she cannot divorce him as long as he is insane.