The Little Minister (1921)

Release Date - Dec 25, 1921 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

A week after Vitagraph released its own version of the James M. Barrie story, Paramount came out with this one, starring Betty Compson. Compson, however, made a better showing as Lady Babbie than Vitagraph's star, Alice Calhoun. On the other hand, George Hackathorne, as Gavin Dishart, the "little minister," shows more authority but a bit less sex appeal than Vitagraph's James Morrison. Babbie is known in the Scottish town of Thrums as a fiery Gypsy girl, and they are scandalized when their minister, Dishart, falls in love with her. But Babbie is really the ward of Lord Rintoul (Edwin Stevens), and when the truth comes out -- that she is actually Lady Barbara -- the couple are able to wed. In addition to Vitagraph's version, this story was filmed twice before in the 1910s, and then as a talkie in 1934, with Katherine Hepburn.