False Ambition (1918)

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While her sister Felicity (Peggy Pearce) remains back on the farm with her folks, footloose Judith (Alma Rubens) borrows $100 and journeys to the Big City. Establishing herself as a fortune teller named "Zariska," Judith quickly parlays her nest egg into a fortune and is soon residing in a luxurious penthouse. All that is missing from her life is romance, but Judith hopes that she can land wealthy Peter Van Dixon (Lee Phelps) as her husband. When David says "no," the embittered Judith turns to a life of crime. Passing off her sister Felicity as the long-lost daughter of a millionaire, Judith cooks up an elaborate confidence scheme, but the whole things explodes in her face. Broke and discredited, our heroine wearily returns to her home town, where her childhood sweetheart David Strong (Edward Peil) lovingly welcomes her back.