Heart of Paula (1916)

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When mining engineer Stephen Pachmann (Jack Livingstone) is sent to Mexico to investigate a mine, his wife Paula (Velma Lefler) is so miserable that her brother, Bruce McLean (Forrest Stanley) offers to go in his place. While south of the border, Bruce gets involved with an aristocratic Spanish girl, Paula Figueroa (Leonore Ulrich). He is captured by a group of guerrillas, but Paula offers herself to their chief, Emiliano Pacheco (Howard Davies), if he is set free. Pacheco agree, at which point two endings were shot. In one, Paula goes to fulfill her half of the bargain, but is saved by McLean, who kills Pacheco. In the other version, Paula kills herself in lieu of giving herself to Pacheco. Both endings were shown to a group of critics, who were asked to vote on their favorite. It ended in a tie.