The Tempter (1913)

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Three tragic tales about Satan tempting people into ways of drink, infidelity, theft, gambling and murder. Story one: a drunkard attempts to spend the family's last coins on more drink, and when his wife tries to stop him he begins to strangle her, just as their home goes on fire. Story two: when a young mother discovers that her husband is having an affair with exotic dancer Frou-Frou, she takes their baby and jumps off a bridge. Story three: a banker who has gambled away his money robs his own bank and flees to Monte Carlo in a bid to recoup his losses at the casino. His fiancée tries to stop him, with tragic results.

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