Father Tom (1921)

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Character actor and stage star Tom Wise stars in this mild rural drama. Father Tom (Wise), the village minister, is known for his kindness. He is approached by Bob Wellington (Alexander Clark), whose mother (Ray Allen) holds the mortgage on the church. Mrs. Wellington is becoming involved with a certain Mr. Dalton (Harry Boler), who Bob is convinced is no good. Meanwhile, Margie, an orphan (Nancy Deaver) arrives in town with her only possession, a horse left to her by her father. Father Tom gives her a home and protection. She and Bob fall in love, much to the chagrin of Mrs. Wellington. She tells Father Tom that because of Margie's presence, she will not renew the mortgage when it comes due. But Bob and Margie enter her horse in a race, which it wins. They use the money to pay off the church's mortgage. Mrs. Wellington, in the meantime, has finally realized that Dalton is a rogue and dumps him.