Tattlers (1920)

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Bess Rutherford (Madlaine Traverse) is fed up with the drinking of her husband Charles (Howard Scott). So she divorces him in favor of an admirer, James Carpenter (Ben Deely). Carpenter promises to marry her, but when push comes to shove, he begins to waver. This causes no small amount of gossip, which reaches the college that Bess's son Jack (Jack Rollens) is attending. This situation threatens to ruin his relationship with a girl from a very proper family. Because Carpenter has deceived Bess, Jack tries to kill him, but she grabs the gun and shoots him herself. Then, horrified at what she's done, she swallows poison. But that's not the end -- she now wakes up to realize it was all a dream, and her liquor-loving husband enters the room and swears off the booze.