Women Who Wait (1921)

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This independently made drama starring Marguerite Clayton was touted as a "modern version of Cain and Abel." Harold Van Zandt (Creighton Hale) and his brother, Peter (George MacQuarrie), live in a little New England fishing village. Both of them are in love with Eileen Arden (Clayton). Harold is extremely shy, so Peter offers to approach her on his behalf. Instead, he convinces Eileen that Harold is not worthy of her. When Eileen is cold to him, Harold is hurt and he leaves the village. Eileen goes on to marry Peter. Several years later, the Van Zandt father, John (Thomas Cameron), decides to retire from fishing, and calls for Harold to return. Eileen and Peter's daughter, Anne (Ivy Ward), inadvertently reveals the lies told about Harold. As a result, Eileen begins to pull away from Peter. Anne becomes ill and the doctor warns that her weak heart cannot bear excitement. When Peter picks a fight with Eileen, the little girl dies. Now realizing that Eileen knows the truth, Peter heads to the lighthouse where Harold works. The brothers fight it out, and Peter falls over the railing to his death on the rocks below.

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brother, danger, fisherman, girlfriend, jealousy, love, love-triangle, murder