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Cast overview:
Vivian Tyler
Dr. Robert Keith
Aggie May
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Mrs. Tyler
Charles Wellesley ...
Mr. Tyler
Frank De Rheim ...
Count Belloto
Armand Cortes ...
Dopey (as Armand Cortez)


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21 May 1917 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Her Better Self (1917) - Tragic Loss
13 June 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When Vivian Tyler ( Pauline Frederick ), a society debutante engaged to marry Count Belloto ( Frank De Rheim ), meets Dr. Robert Keith ( Thomas Meighan ), whose work in uplifting the poor has attracted wide attention, she is strongly attracted to him and asks permission to work in his sanitarium, where the poor of the city receive treatment free of charge. There she meets Aggie May ( Alice Hollister ), a woman arrested as a streetwalker, and because she wears a locket bearing Dr. Keith's picture, Vivian assumes that the doctor has been responsible for the woman's downfall. Later, Aggie kills herself, and although Vivian witnesses the act, to avoid a scandal she hurries away before the police come. Dr. Keith is arrested for Aggie's death, the locket providing evidence of guilt. Just as he is to be convicted, Vivian rushes into the courtroom and gives the testimony that clears the doctor.

This 1917 silent drama was produced by the Famous Players Film Company starring Pauline Frederick and Thomas Meighan. Tragically, Her Better Self is now listed as a lost silent film, another sad loss for silent cinema.

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