Selfish Woman (1916)

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The aptly-described title character is Alice Hale, played by Cleo Ridgely. Urged on by her mercenary mother and by her own desire for creature comforts, Alice enters into a loveless marriage with wealthy young Tom Morley (Wallace Reid). Though promised a prestigious job by his businessman father (Charles Arling), Morley prefers to make his own way in the world, and to that end he takes a job as a railroad construction engineer. Morley Sr. then takes Alice into his confidence, promising to pay the girl a cool million dollars if she'll persuade Tom to give up his "lowly" job and sign on with his dad's firm. Resorting to all sorts of dirty trickery -- including fomenting a railway worker's strike -- Alice is nonetheless unsuccessful in changing her husband's mind. Only when she's on the verge of losing Tom forever does Alice realize that she loves him, and not his family fortune.