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T. S. Guise
When playwright Curtis de Forest Ralston becomes enamored of actress Viola Strathmore, who is to appear in his play Vanity , Viola induces him to change certain parts and give her more lines. Curtis, who is not as talented as he believes himself to be, fails at his job but is saved by his wife Anita, a former actress, who has forsaken her career for marriage. Anita and her old manager, Bruce Winthrope, succeed in fashioning the play to suit Viola, and Vanity becomes a huge success. The play's triumph enlarges Curtis' ego even further, and he deserts Anita for Viola. When the play's financial backer discovers the illicit relationship between the star and author, however, he withdraws his funds and the play closes. Curtis, still in love with Viola, attempts to continue their affair, but Viola, blaming the playwright for her downfall, kills him. Fearful of the police, she takes refuge in a tenement, and when they finally track her down, Viola's faithful servant Borul slays his employer rather than let her perish at the hands of the law.
T. S. Guise
Wid's lists Monte M. Katterjohn as author and John Lynch as scenarist, while other reviews say only that the story was written by Katterjohn and Lynch.