F.W. Murnau directs this silent romantic drama. George O'Brien stars as a young farmer who falls for The Woman from the City (Margaret Livingstone) and agrees to murder his Wife (Janet Gaynor) by drowning her. He is unable to fulfil his plan though, and instead reconciles with her. Together they embark on a celebratory adventure in the city, but on their way home the Wife is lost overboard in a storm and believed drowned. The Woman from the City arrives to claim The Man, believing he has committed murder for her; but word arrives that his Wife has been saved and he rushes to her side. The film won three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Gaynor).