Flames of the Flesh (1920)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Long before he began playing bit-part judges and college professors, Edward J. LeSaint was a busy film director at Fox Studios. LeSaint's Flames of the Flesh stars the versatile Gladys Brockwell as a fallen woman. To exact revenge on the elderly man who did her wrong, Brockwell seduces the man's callow young son. Complicating matters is the boy's older brother, who makes love to Brockwell himself in order to rescue his sibling. Brockwell grows genuinely fond of the brother, but sadly concludes that she's no good for him-or for anyone else.

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death, betrayal, family, love, rescue, revenge, romance, seduction, slice-of-life, suicide