Smouldering Fires is a 1925 Universal silent drama film directed by Clarence Brown and starring Pauline Frederick and Laura La Plante. The movie’s plot is similar to the 1933 talking picture Female, starring Ruth Chatterton.
Copies of this film are archived by UCLA and George Eastman House. In 1953, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication. It is available on video, and numerous prints exist in private collections.
By Clarence Brown (YouTube) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons