Mother's Sin (1918)

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Because his mother left, Patrick Yardley (Earle Williams) is hated by his father (Ernest Maupain). Yardley allows Patrick to squander his money, then won't give him any more while at the same time indulging his favorite nephew, Vincent Tessier (Denton Vane). But the worthless Vincent merely sponges off his uncle and, while using Patrick's name, he gets a girl in trouble. Yardley finally discovers that Vincent is no good and shortly before he dies, he makes out a will in Patrick's favor. But only the original will can be found and Vincent inherits the Yardley estate. Celia Graham (Miriam Miles) favors Patrick, but her mother has forced her to become engaged to Vincent, since he's the one with the money. A lawyer friend of Patrick's discovers the new will and Patrick gets the estate. Vincent is murdered by a blackmailing valet, and Celia is free to be with the man she really loves.