Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds (1918)

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No matter how accurate a film studio claimed to be when making an historical drama, adding romantic intrigue was a necessity. That's why this picture about the hostility between Alexander Hamilton (Carlyle Blackwell) and Aaron Burr (Arthur Ashley, who also directed) has a ladylove of Hamilton's as the title character. And the woman stuff starts right at the beginning, with a different lady, Margaret Moncrieffe (Evelyn Greely), being the cause of the original antagonism between Hamilton and Burr. Twenty-odd years later, in spite of a romance with the married Maria Reynolds (June Elvidge), Hamilton still manages to retain his popularity over Burr. The conflict between the two men results in the infamous duel which ends Hamilton's life. This costume picture by World included most of the company's stock players, with George MacQuarrie) playing George Washington and Jack Drumier as John Adams.