Ploughshare (1915)

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A pair of half-brothers take over a plantation during ante-bellum days. The good brother, William (Robert Conness), becomes governor, while the evil brother (August Phillips) ruins the lives of several Southern belles. One girl, Helena (Gertrude McCoy), marries William at the request of her dying father. The brother kills a man, and an innocent party is declared guilty. Meanwhile, the real murderer escapes to South America with Helena's help. When the truth is discovered, William is forced to resign his post. But Helena finally comes forth and admits that she was the accessory, not William. While in South America, his brother drowns during a canoe trip, so his behavior can plague William no more. This picture was directed by John H. Collins who, before his premature death from influenza, did some excellent work with his wife, actress Viola Dana.