Other Woman (1918)

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The story to this drama is about as original as its title. Nevertheless, the cast is first-rate. Eleanor Gates (Peggy Hyland) comes to Greenwich Village to study art. As her career takes off, she meets Harrington (Milton Sills), a man from back home. He is unhappily married -- his wife (Anna Lehr) is an uninteresting homebody. Their friendship warms into something more romantic and soon Harrington is never home. When the couple's baby dies, it seems like the marriage is headed for certain failure. But then Mrs. Harrington comes to Eleanor and asks her to paint a miniature of her dead infant. She also tells Eleanor the whole story about her unfaithful husband. Eleanor is horrified that she is the one causing Mrs. Harrington so much misery. While Harrington is out West on business, his wife discovers who the other woman is. She angrily denounces Eleanor, who proceeds to lecture her on the finer points of how to keep a husband. When Harrington returns, Eleanor sends him back to his wife. Then she leaves New York and returns to her sweetheart who has been waiting for her back home.