Modern Love (1918)

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When Della Arnold (Mae Murray), a hopeful young actress, winds up stuck at an inn with the troupe's leading man, Julian Lawrence (Philo McCullough), he signs them in as husband and wife. Although nothing happens -- the hotel proprietor puts a halt to his advances -- this goes on to haunt her throughout the film. She leaves acting, and through a friend, Myrtle Harris (Claire DuBrey), meets George Addison (Arthur Shirley), who finds her work as an artist's model with Wilbur Henderson (George Chesebro). Henderson falls in love with Della and they plan to get married, but he runs into Lawrence, who tells him that they had stayed at a hotel together, giving it the lascivious bent he had wished it had. Henderson grills Della on this but refuses to believe her, so she sends him away and goes to visit Myrtle. Addison is among the people there. She reveals her broken engagement and Addison asks to marry her. Before she accepts she tells him the story about Lawrence. He believes her, and finally Della has a man with whom she can be happy.