Big Sister (1916)

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When her father (J. Albert Hall) is sent to jail, slum girl Betty Norton (Mae Murray) is left on her own with kid-brother Jimmy (Matty Roubert) to take care of. She runs away to avoid the clutches of white slaver "Nifty" Mendez (Armand Cortez). Jimmy is run over by a rich man's car. The man, Rodney Channing (Harry C. Browne) becomes involved with Betty and all ends well, in spite of blackmail attempts by Mendez. This was Mae Murray's first role as a star, and reviews of her acting were decidedly mixed. Judging from the film's plot, however, it's possible that the writers, and not Murray, were at fault.