The False Friend (1917)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |  
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Friends William Ramsdell (Robert Warwick) and DeWitt Clinton (Earl Schenck) both love the same girl, Virginia Farrell (Gail Kane). The rich and spoiled Clinton has a valet, Byron (Louis Edgard), who does his bidding. At his command, he dopes Ramsdell to disgrace him in front of Virginia's family -- proving that Clinton isn't such a great friend after all. The plot works and the heart-broken Virginia agrees to marry Clinton. Ramsdell, meanwhile, goes to work in a lumber camp and works his way up to foreman. Clinton and Virginia come there for the summer, and a fight ensues between the two men. It's ended when the valet, fed up with Clinton's evil ways, shoots him and then kills himself. Virginia, who now knows the truth, is free to be with Ramsdell.

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college, deception, friendship, killing, love, love-triangle, murder, rival, suicide, widow/widower