Go Straight (1921)

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Keith Rollins is more virile and manly than your usual minister -- perhaps that's because he's played by Frank Mayo. The small town where he preaches is being run by Jim Boyd (George Marion), whose methods are less than scrupulous. Rollins decides to expose Boyd, and his partner, Hellfire Gibbs (Harry Carter), for what they really are, but they plot to ruin Rollins' reputation. They convince a gang of outlaws that Rollins is a revenue spy, and they kidnap him. Meanwhile, Gibbs goes to the church to plant incriminating evidence against the minister, but the church catches fire while he's inside. Gibb's daughter, Hope (Lillian Rich), is sympathetic to Rollins and helps him escape from the outlaws. He dashes to a meeting where Boyd is, and then goes to the church and rescues Gibbs from the fire. Gibbs dies anyway, but before he draws his last breath, he reveals Boyd's nefarious schemes. Rollins' congregation realizes he was always in the right, and Hope agrees to marry him.