Cinderella of the Hills (1921)

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Although Fox pushed this drama as a vehicle for its new star, Barbara Bedford, far more interesting was another Barbara, playing a featured role -- vamp Barbara LaMarr, then still known as Barbara LaMarr Deely, who was on the precipice of stardom herself. LaMarr plays Kate, an evil young woman who steals Giles Gradley (Tom McGuire) away from his wife. The first Mrs. Gradley becomes unhinged, and her daughter Norris (Bedford) brings her out West to stay near the Gradley ranch. Norris herself goes to at the ranch in an attempt to win back her father. But she has to suffer the cruelty of her wicked stepmother until the arrival of Easterner Claude Wolcott (Carl Miller). Wolcott, a worker on the ranch, falls in love with her and becomes her confidant. Then an old admirer of Kate's, Rodney Bates (Cecil Van Auker), starts coming around. Giles catches his wife with her lover and after an argument, she dashes from the house and falls into a bottomless pit. With the "other wom an" finally out of the way, Giles promises Norris that he will go back to his first wife.