God's Law and Man's (1917)

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It might be hard to imagine Viola Dana as a half-white, half-Indian girl, but that's how she was cast in this picture, based on the novel A Wife by Purchase by Paul Trent. Dana plays Ameia, who (in a display of typical Hollywood ignorance regarding other cultures) is about to be sacrificed to Krishna. She seeks refuge with Dr. Claude Drummond (Robert Walker). He marries her to save her and then finds out that his brother is dead, and he has inherited his title. When he returns to England, Jack Alston (Augustus Phillips) follows with Ameia. Drummond finds out that a marriage has been arranged for him with Olive Dennison (Marie Adell). Ameia, to free up her husband, takes poison, but before it kills her, it is discovered that Olive is in love with Alston, while Drummond loved Ameia all along. Ameia is saved and returns to India with her husband.