Mating of Marcella (1918)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Ex-showgirl Lois (Juanita Hansen) is bored of her marriage to Robert Underwood (Thurston Hall) and seeks to find a way out of it without having to spend time in Reno. When Marcella, a modiste's model (Dorothy Dalton), delivers a gown to the Underwood home, Lois offers her a thousand dollars to go to Reno in her place. Since Marcella's father, Duranzo (Spottiswoode Aitken) is sick and needs the money, she agrees. While she is there, Robert Underwood arrives with his little boy (Buster Irving). The boy becomes sick and Marcella nurses him back to health. Robert, who has discovered that she is there under his wife's name, urges her to complete the residence because he has fallen in love with her and wants to be free of Lois. But Marcella insists that he patch things up with his wife. Lois, however, is determined to have her divorce, so she decides to name Marcella a co-respondent. Before she can put her plan into action, a jealous ex-suitor (William Conklin) takes the place of her chauffeur and kills her, her new lover (Donald McDonald) and himself in an accident. With the pesky wife out of the way, Robert and Marcella are able to be together.