Woman Beneath (1917)

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Tom Connelly (Curtis Cooksey) has struck gold, but his enthusiasm is dimmed when he goes back East to discover that his sister has been betrayed. She dies without revealing the identity of the man who wronged her. Meanwhile, Tom has fallen in love with Betty Fairchild (Ethel Clayton), whose mother (Isabelle Berwin) is a fortune hunter. He marries Betty, even though she admits that she doesn't love him. A man named Crandall comes around and visits her often. Connelly, who now wants to set Betty free, believes that she will divorce him if she thinks that he has lost his fortune, so he pretends that he is now penniless. To his surprise, Betty sticks by him and gets them a flat. She receives a letter from her husband's mother (Eugenie Woodward) which includes a letter and a photo of the man who betrayed his sister. It is Crandall, and she goes to his place to warn him away from Connelly, purely so that Connelly will not wind up in jail for murdering him. But Connelly has followed her there and thinks that they are having an affair. He takes off in a fit of anger, but Betty convinces him to face Crandall and say that he knows everything and will kill him if he ever sees him again. Crandall leaves the country, after which Betty reveals the information sent to her by Mother Connelly. With this, husband and wife are reconciled.