Turn of the Wheel (1918)

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While visiting Monte Carlo with her aunt, Rosalie Dean (Geraldine Farrar) meets a young man, Maxfield Gray (Herbert Rawlinson) who is ready to kill himself because of his losses at the roulette wheel. She stops him from doing so, and lends him some money to win back what he's lost. He does (this could only happen in the movies), but they're only happy for a short while before Max is arrested for the murder of his ex-wife in the States. They go back to America, and while he is incarcerated in the Toombs, Roslie does some amateur detective work. Through tricking Bertha (Violet Heming), the wife of Max's brother, Frank (Percy Marmont), and Bertha's lover, Wally Gage (Hassard Short), she discovers the real killer was Gage. Not only does Rosalie get her own man out of jail, she even gets Frank to forgive Bertha. This melodrama was Geraldine Farrar's first feature for Goldwyn -- signing the opera and film star was quite a coup for the studio.