Gay Lord Waring (1916)

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Though a spendthrift and a layabout, Lord Arthur Waring (J. Warren Kerrigan) is universally loved by his tenants. The same cannot be said for Arthur's half-brother Mark (Bertram Grassby), a tyrannical tightwad. Disowned by his family, Arthur finds himself strapped for cash when he promises to finance the operation of Helene von Gerald (Lois Wilson), whom he accidentally crippled in a riding mishap. Arthur goes to Mark for the necessary funds, but Mark will agree to lend the money only on condition that Arthur agrees to commit suicide within six months (Talk about sibling rivalry)! There is, however, an "out" for Arthur: If he can pay back the loan within that six-month period, he will be permitted to live. As Arthur jauntily seeks out ways and means of repaying his obligations, the evil Mark spends just as much time plotting Arthur's demise. By the time the film is over, the plot has taken more twists and turns than a Colorado mountain trail.