Firing Line (1919)

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When Sheila Cardross (Irene Castle) finds out she was adopted, she marries Louis Malcourt (David Powell) just so she can have a name. But while vacationing in Palm Beach she meets landscape architect Garret Hamil (R. Vernon Steele) and he falls in love with her. Sheila knows she has found the right man, and Malcourt offers to give her a divorce. She refuses his offer, however, because she doesn't want to bring disgrace on her adopted family. So Malcourt takes his own life in order that the lovers can be united. Today, the plot to this picture seems extremely archaic, but the Robert W. Chambers novel on which it was based was very popular in its day.