Cyclone Higgins, D.D. (1918)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Action Comedy  |   Release Date - May 13, 1918 (USA)  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The romantic duo (both onscreen and in real life) of Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne play for comedy here -- a far cry from their Romeo and Juliet two years before. Cyrus Higgins (Bushman) is a traveling minister who arrives in Yellville with his servant, Jonathan Moses Chi Wu Lung (Charles Fang). No preacher has made his mark in this wanton town, and the villagers aren't about to let this one stick around -- that is, until Higgins thrashes Jasper Stone (John Prescott), a dishonest deputy sheriff. He beat Stone up to save Sally Phillips (Bayne), who now seeks refuge in his home. Sally's presence in the minister's house causes a scandal, so he sends her off to his sister, Mary (Helen Dunbar), to get an education. Stone is bent on revenge, but his attempts to harm Higgins are all unsuccessful. A little waif (Ivy Ward) is left on Higgins' doorstep, so when Sally returns, he is compelled to tell her that she will have to share his love with another woman. Sally doesn't mind when she sees the tot, and the couple are united.

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minister, revenge, fight, romance, religion, servant