Southern Justice (1917)

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Three old men -- Judge Moran (George Hernandez), Roger Appleby (Jack Curtis) and Caleb Talbot (Jean Hersholt) -- are the caretakers of a young boy, Daws Anthony (Elwood Bredell). When Ray Preston (Fred Church) comes to the small Southern town where they all reside, he stirs up a load of trouble. He causes a break between lovers Carolyn Dillon (Myrtle Gonzales) and Wallace Turner (Maxfield Stanley), and he purchases some land belonging to Judge Moran. When some oil is found on the property, he offers to sell half of it to the town for a hefty sum. But Daws discovers that Preston put the oil there himself, and the judge makes sure the money is returned. Daws also helps Carolyn and Wallace reconcile.