Envy (1917)

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Envy was intended as the first of seven films based upon the Deadly Sins (much like Claude Chabrol's later filmic cycles). Farm girl Eve Leslie (Shirley Mason) falls for the line handed her by millionaire Adam Moore (George Le Guere). She enjoys her sumptuous new lifestyle but doesn't like the attentions paid by Moore to actress Betty Howard (Ann Murdock). Growing jealous of Betty, Eve suppresses her impulses to nurse her rival when it seems that Betty has but a short time to live. The story comes to a screeching halt shortly after the introduction of Betty's no-good boyfriend Stanton Skinner (Lumsden Hare); perhaps the up-in-the-air denouement was meant to segue into some sort of live-action afterpiece.

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actor, conflict, estate, hospitality, host, millionaire, rape, rescue, rurality, stage, stars [celebrities], wife