Even As Eve (1920)

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This drama was based on a Robert Chambers novel. Because his wife was untrue, O'Hara (Marc McDermott) is determined that his daughter, Eileen (Grace Darling), shall never marry. Peyster Sproul (E.J. Ratcliffe) was the man who had the affair Mrs. O'Hara's infidelity, and when he shows up as president of the Sagamore Club and attempts to buy O'Hara's land, the two men come to blows. O'Hara is killed and Eileen falls in with a group of religious fanatics known as "the Shining Band," led by the corrupt Amasa Munn (Gustav Von Seyffertitz). Meanwhile, Dr. Lansing (Ramsaye Wallace) has fallen in love with Eileen. Sproul uses Munn to gain an illegal claim on the O'Hara land. The club suspects that he is keeping their funds for himself instead of using it to obtain a deed. He attempts to force Eileen to give him the document, and his wife, Agatha (Sally Crute), pretends to help out. Agatha, however, has her own agenda -- she loves Dr. Lansing herself -- and she orchestrates the situation so it appears that Eileen has been disgraced by Sproul. Lansing sticks by the girl and helps her protect her deed. Sproul is kicked out of the club, and Eileen and Lansing find happiness together.