The Gentle Intruder (1917)

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Even though she was not yet 15, Mary Miles Minter found herself typecast and playing the same kind of sweet, Pollyanna-like damsel over and over again. Here, she is Sylvia, the niece of a man who leaves her a fortune. The money is in the hands of his lawyer, Baxter (Harvey Clarke), who uses it to support his ambitious wife (Eugenie Forde) and daughter. Sylvia comes to Baxter's home and it's obvious she's not wanted there. Arnold, Baxter's son (George Fisher), is wasting his life away with drinking and nightclubbing, but Sylvia sweetly influences him to straighten up. When Arnold discovers that his father is spending all of Sylvia's fortune, he angrily forces him to return the money to her. The Baxters are destroyed at the thought of losing their ticket to the good life. Sylvia obligingly forgives them and asks them to share in her wealth. This is just as well, since she has promised herself to Arnold and they will soon be her in-laws.