Betrayed (1917)

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One of the most overused titles in the history of films, Betrayed was affixed to this early effort from director Raoul Walsh. Miriam Cooper, who at the time was married to the director, stars as Mexican peasant girl Carmelita Carruti. Not the brightest of senoritas, Carmelita falls in love with ruthless bandit leader Leopoldo Juares (Hobart Bosworth). She changes her mind about Juares as a result of a dream, in which her sweetheart is exposed as a double-dyed villain by handsome U.S. Cavalry officer William Jerome (Wheeler Oakman). Upon awakening, however, Carmelita throws over both Juares and Jerome in favor of her hometown boyfriend Pepo Esparenza (Monte Blue) -- who secures his financial future by collecting the 10,000 peso reward on Juares' head. For reasons unknown, Betrayed was reviewed in the trade magazine Variety under the title Betrayal.