Three Green Eyes (1919)

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In this domestic comedy, Carlyle Blackwell plays Paul Arden, a struggling, young architect who is in love with Lucille Vale (June Elvidge). Lucille avoids confrontation with her disapproving mother (Matilda Brundage) by hiding love notes for Paul in the base of a statue in her home. But Mrs. Vale finally has her way by convincing Lucille to marry the wealthy Allen Granat (Montague Love). A couple of years later, Granat asks Paul to redesign his home, which formerly had been Mrs. Vale's. In the base of the statue, Paul finds an old love note from Lucille that he had never picked up. Granat is an incredibly jealous sort and Paul, who is still bitter over losing Lucille, decides to hang onto the note so that he has some power over her. Lucille's friend, Suzanne (Evelyn Greeley), persuades him to give her the note, and she lights his pipe with it. But instead of burning, the flame is extinguished when the note is thrown out the window. From that moment on, it takes a circuitous route which brings it back to the Granat household and, eventually, back to Paul's hands. This time, he destroys it for good. Johnny Hines offers some especially amusing moments as the boyfriend of Marion Dorthy Dee, Lucille's sister.