The Scarlet Woman (1924)

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The Pope, Cardinal Montefiasco and the Dean of Balliol conspire to convert the English monarchy to Roman Catholicism. The Dean holds a sinister influence over the Prince of Wales, but this is counteracted by the attractions of the actress Beatrice de Carolle. She is discredited when the Prince finds her with his father's ring, stolen by Montefiasco's henchman Father Murphy and offered to Beatrice as a gift. The Prince is converted to Catholicism. Father Murphy has fallen in love with Beatrice and pursues her to Hampstead Heath, where he prevents her from killing herself and tells of the plan for a new St Bartholomew's Day massacre. She runs away to warn the King. All of the Catholic plotters, including the Prince of Wales, are poisoned. Beatrice marries the Lord Chamberlain, and Father Murphy finds contentment in an orphanage.

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