Sister Against Sister (1917)

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This film was a simplistic attempt by scenarist Mary Murillo to show how character is developed by environment -- the parents of a pair of twin sisters decide to separate and they each take one child. Anne (Virginia Pearson), the sister reared by the mother, grows up to be the proverbial nice girl, while Katherine, daddy's girl (Pearson once again), goes down a darker road. Anne has a romance with Dunsmore (Irving Cummings), a popular lawyer who is a candidate for governor, while Katherine becomes the mistress of Dunsmore's rival, Huxley (Walter Law). Huxley uses Katherine to frame Dunsmore. But in the thick of this scheme Katherine shoots Huxley and Dunsmore is accused of the murder. At the trial, however, Katherine, who has begun to lose her mind, confesses. Anne and Dunsmore marry while Katherine is locked away in an asylum.