Interloper (1918)

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Upon the death of her aristocratic father, Southern belle Jane Cameron (Kitty Gordon) finds that she has inherited nothing but debts. Bearing up pretty well under the circumstances, Jane dismisses her hired help and begins working her family farm all by herself. A huge New York railroad conglomerate shows up at Jane's doorstep, insisting upon purchasing her property, but she refuses to sell at any price. Paul Whitney (Irving Cummings), the trouble-shooting son of the chief railroad execute, is sent southward to persuade Jane to change her mind. Instead, he falls in love with the heroine, and she with him. After their marriage, Jane finds it difficult to compete with the memory of Whitney's sainted first wife (a situation which anticipates Rebecca by nearly two decades). But upon receiving evidence that the first Mrs. Whitney was promiscuously unfaithful, Jane destroys the evidence rather than use it as leverage to win her husband's undivided devotion.