Hater of Men (1917)

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Hater of Men stars the versatile Betsy Barriscale as girl reporter Janice Salsbury. After covering a sensational divorce trial, Janice begins to wonder if she herself should marry her fiance Billy Williams (Jack, later John, Gilbert). She decides instead to dump Billy and live the life of a libertine, since this seems to be what men want from their "modern" women. Only after nearly losing her virtue (but wasn't that the idea?) does Janice wise up to herself and return to Billy. Scenarist C. Gardner Sullivan outdid himself in Hater of Men, composing some of the most florid dialogue subtitles ever seen on screen.

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divorce, fiancee, reporter, trial [courtroom], virtue