Playing With Fire (1921)

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Olga Petrova stars as Jean Servian, an artist specializing in tiny cameos. Warned that she will lose her eyesight if she persists in her chosen profession, Jean accepts the marriage proposal of wealthy widower Geoffrey Vane (Arthur Hoops), but only after telling him that she is wedding him for convenience. Given a free hand in conducting her private affairs, Jean carries on a romance with handsome young artist Philip Derblay (Pierre Le May). Finally decided that Philip is much too mercenary and callow for her tastes, Jean returns to her husband. Later on, Vane's grown daughter Lucille (Evelyn Brent) becomes infatuated with Philip. Hoping to save Lucille from throwing her life away, Jean tries to dissuade Philip, but when he laughs in her face, Jean shoots him down. During the subsequent trial, Jean is selflessly supported by her aging husband, whereupon she realizes that she is truly in love with him after all.