Heart of Jennifer (1915)

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Stephen Welton (Harry Brown) gives financial aid to a man (Russell Bassett) on the condition that he can marry the man's daughter, Jennifer (Hazel Dawn). But Jennifer refuses, and she and her father go to a Western lumber camp. There, Jennifer meets and marries James Murray, who owns a lumber tract (James Kirkwood, who also directed). Welton tracks down Jennifer, and when he finds out she has already wed, goes to Murray and insists that she married him for his money. His argument is so convincing that Murray believes it and the couple become estranged. But that's not all of Welton's caddish ways -- he has also betrayed Murray's sister, Agnes (Irene Howley), and left her in a "desperate condition" (one of the era's euphemisms for unwed pregnancy). Agnes begs him to marry her, and when he refuses, she kills him. To keep Murray from discovering that his sister is a murderer, Jennifer takes the blame. But Murray learns of his wife's sacrifice and they are reunited.