Held to Answer (1923)

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John Hempstead (House Peters), a former actor, now serves as the benign religious leader of a small community. Marian Dournay (Grace Carlyle), Hempstead's spiteful ex-sweetheart, accuses the minister of theft. In order to prove his innocence -- and to nab the actual culprit -- Hempstead is forced to resort to his old actor's tricks. The strategy works, forcing the genuine thief to turn himself in. Held to Answer was produced by the Metro corporation, a scant few months before the studio's absorption into MGM. Its supporting cast ranges from former Biograph leading man Charles Hill Mailes to star-in-the-making Evelyn Brent.



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