The Girl and the Judge (1918)

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Olive Tell stars in this not-terribly-believable drama, based on the play by Clyde Fitch. Mr. Stanton and Mrs. Stanton (Eric Mayne and Charlotte Granville) become estranged because she's a kleptomaniac. Publicity surrounding Mrs. Stanton's compulsion causes Walter Stuyvesant (Paul Stanton) to break off his engagement with her daughter, Winifred (Tell). All this causes Mr. Stanton to neglect his business and he loses his fortune. He decides to start again in a new town, and moves his family to a small village. They live in a modest boarding house and Winifred runs into George Chartris (David Powell), a friend of the family who is a judge. Chartris' mother (Marie Reichert) visits Mrs. Stanton and afterwards notices that a valuable pin is missing. Believing that her mother took it, Winifred confesses to the theft. Chartris is amazed to see her in court and is convinced she is hiding something. After some investigation, it turns out that the landlady is the real thief. Chartris marries Winifred, and Mrs. Stanton somehow manages to get over her compulsion.