Song of Sixpence (1917)

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More interested in wealth than true love, heroine Marie Wayne marries an elderly millionaire. When he dies, she tries to use her money to buy the affections of a handsome young man. Meanwhile, author Robert Conness, who loves Wayne despite of her faults, stands by the sidelines, hoping against hope that the girl will eventually "wise up" and stop chasing after transient pleasures. But by the time Wayne does come to her senses, Conness has given up the wait, leaving the heroine desperately lonely despite her fabulous wealth. Intended as the epitome of high drama, Song of Sixpence tended to elicit chuckles from moviegoers who'd seen it all before.