The Vixen (1916)

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After several non-vamp films, including East Lynne, Under Two Flags and -- of all things -- Romeo and Juliet, Theda Bara's studio, Fox, decided it was time to give her fans what they really wanted. Hence, The Vixen, in which Bara plays Elsie Drummond, a woman who can't keep her hands off the boyfriends of her sister, Helen (Mary Martin). The first guy Elsie steals from Helen has money, but he loses it just as they are about to be married. So Elsie dumps him and soon she's after Helen's latest sweetheart, Knowles Murray (Herbert Heyes). She snags Knowles, too, and this time manages to wed him. Meanwhile the first boyfriend regains his fortune and the extravagant Elsie decides she wants him back. Her husband catches on to what she's doing, but her ever-loyal sister helps save her reputation, and Elsie heads home like the good girl she definitely isn't. This picture was merely standard Bara fare.