Book Agent (1917)

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George Walsh was Fox's attempt to create a rival to Douglas Fairbanks. Unfortunately, Walsh didn't have Fairbanks' charisma, but he did a fair job in the athletic department. Walsh didn't have the screenwriting help that Fairbanks had, either, but this picture was entertaining enough. He plays "Smiling" Kelly, a high-spirited book agent who stirs things up in a quiet little town. He meets with the inevitable girl, named Molly here (Doris Pawn). Molly takes care of her grandfather, a curmudgeon, but Kelly manages to wins the old man's trust. Some mercenary relatives plan to do away with grandpa, but through his wits and physical prowess, Kelly puts a halt to their scheme and wins the girl.