House of Gold (1918)

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Against her mother's wishes, Pamela Martin (Emmy Wehlan) becomes engaged to struggling lawyer Frank Steele (Hugh Thompson). Working in concert with Pamela's mom, the girl's oily ex-suitor Gilbert Martin (Joseph Kilgour) frames Steele on a robbery charge, promising not to prosecute if Pamela will agree to marry Martin. It so happens that Gilbert Martin has a twin brother named Douglas (also played by Joseph Kilgour), who has wrongly been committed to an insane asylum so that Gilbert can lay claim to the family fortune. Douglas escapes from the asylum and catches up with Gilbert, and in the ensuing struggle Douglas is killed. Facing charges for a previous crime, Gilbert hastily changes clothes with Douglas and escapes. The police arrive, find the body of "Gilbert," and accuse Pamela of murder. She is acquitted thanks to the legal know-how of Frank Steele, whom she marries after the trial. Meanwhile, Gilbert returns, intending to drive Pamela insane by posing as a ghost. Gilbert's motivation for his actions are somewhat hazy, but the end result is most satisfying: Trapped by Pamela's new husband, Gilbert pays for his sins in a spectacular fall from a third-story window.