The Challenge (1922)

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Pretty Dolores Cassinelli stars in this run-of-the-mill romantic drama. Barbara Hastings (Cassinelli) works as a hostess at a stylish mountain resort. She has two lovers: Stanley Roberts, an artist (Rod La Rocque), and banker Ralph Westley (Warner Richmond). Barbara's preference is for Roberts, which drives Westley wild with jealousy -- he vows to ruin the couple's relationship after they get married. The Roberts move to New York and Westley anonymously buys the artist's major work. He watches happily as Roberts wallows in his newfound wealth and becomes a spendthrift. He then makes sure a position is offered Barbara, but she prefers to put her husband and marriage first, and remains true. Roberts, who has completely hit the skids, is finally brought to Westley, but instead of gloating over the situation, he feels a pang of guilt. He decides to help Roberts regenerate himself, and brings him back to Barbara.