Rear Admiral Vincent's daughter Sara, has a passion for collecting jade, was previously been in love with Captain Corey, but she insisted that he marry his fiancee, Alida, who remains intensely jealous of Sara. At a party Captain Willing jokingly boasts of the superiority of his jade collection and invites Sara to see it; they are locked in a room by his servant, and Sara, forced to exit by the bedroom window, is seen by Alida, whose gossip causes Sara to be ostracized. As a result, Vincent suffers a stroke and dies, and Sara swears revenge on Alida. Fifteen years on, she is a hotel owner on a South Sea island where fate sends Captain Corey, Alida, and their young son, Allan. Sara plots with Beresford to compromise Alida, but Allan, in a drunken fit, kills Beresford. Sara takes the blame to save him, leaving the Coreys' happiness untouched.
Down through the ages love and jealousy have fought for power. In the conflict men and women have reached the heights of sublimity, or have been hurled headlong to oblivion. (Print Ad- Sunday Chronicle, ((Paterson, NJ)) 11 December 1921)
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The Lure of Jade ( 1921 ) is a lost silent film. See more