Viviette (1918)

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Vivian Martin stars as Viviette, a British beauty whose affections are sought after by Dick (Eugene Pallette), a handsome but bull-headed young man. When Viviette befriends Dick's aristocratic brother Austin (played by the "first" Harrison Ford), Dick misunderstands the relationship and becomes insanely jealous. Tensions continue mounting until Dick finally goes ballistic and aims a gun at Austin's head. Fortunately, he hasn't the nerve to pull the trigger, but he does have the presence of mind to dredge up an old legend about one of his female ancestors, who chose between two suitors by throwing her handkerchief at the lucky man. Amused by this legend, Viviette agrees to re-enact the event, but decides to teach Dick a lesson by tossing her hankie at Austin. This pushes Dick over the edge again, and he once more lifts his gun and takes aim at Austin. This time, however, the gun jams, and the shamefaced Dick rushes out of the room, declaring that he is no longer in love with Viviette. But Austin suspects otherwise, and it is he who straightens out the situation to everyone's satisfaction.