Bishop of the Ozarks (1923)

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Although the quality of this program drama was just average, it had an interesting blend of religious and spiritual themes. Milford W. Howard has a dual role, as minister Roger Chapman and escaped convict Tom Sullivan. When Sullivan encounters Chapman and sees the resemblance, he forces him to exchange clothes. Chapman is killed and Sullivan winds up not only taking over his identity, but also his calling. He also takes care of Chapman's daughter Margey (Dereclys Perdue). Working as a minister causes Sullivan to reform completely and he becomes a well-loved and well-respected member of the community. Margey, meanwhile, is being courted by two doctors -- one who sincerely loves her and one who is exerting a negative influence over her. She eventually accepts the honorable man. Meanwhile, a couple of prison guards recognize Sullivan and his real identity comes out. But he has earned the admiration of the governor (R.D. MacLean), who pardons him.