To Please One Woman (1920)

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The pivotal role of the vamp in this Lois Weber production was played by a cinematic newcomer "somewhat dubiously named" (to quote Variety) Mona Lisa. When Leila (Mona Lisa) and her husband (Howard Gay) come to a small seaside resort, her selfish and evil ways ruin the lives of several of the townsfolk. Before the evil Leila gets her due, her self-centered vanity kills her husband, she is responsible for a boy's death and she almost destroys the love affair between Alice Granville (Claire Windsor) and Dr. John Ransome (Edward Burns). Director Weber was famed for her morality plays, but this picture was too obvious and its subject matter too ordinary to impress.