Cost of Hatred (1917)

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Justus Graves (Theodore Roberts) is a mean-spirited human being, so it's no surprise that when he returns home from a business trip, he finds his wife Elsie (Kathlyn Williams) in the arms of another man (J.W. Johnston). Graves shoots and wounds the man, then hides with his little daughter in Mexico. Years later, the daughter, Sarita, has grown up to look just like her mother (perhaps because the part is also played by Kathlyn Williams), and Ned (Tom Forman), the son of the "other man," appears on the scene. Ned gets into trouble in Mexico, and Graves uses this as an excuse to take justice into his own hands -- then, in his own way, he can wreak revenge on the young man's father. But Sarita has fallen in love with Ned, and Graves' cruel treatment of Ned angers her. Sarita helps Ned escape and they elope. Graves goes after them, but Sarita refuses to return home and tells him that his malevolence drove her mother away and it has driven her away, too.