The Man Who Stayed at Home (1919)

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This melodrama about the recently ended World War, was based on the successful Broadway play by Lechmore Worrall and J.E. Harold Terry. While all the other men enlist to fight overseas, Christopher Brent (King Baggot) stays home. Everyone in his circle, including his fiancée, Molly Preston (Claire Whitney), believes he is a slacker. They don't know that he is really a secret service man who is hot on the trail of some German spies, including Carl Sanderson (Frank Bennett), who is also in love with Molly. Molly's trust in Brent is further damaged with the arrival of Miriam Leigh (Lila Leslie) -- she and Brent are frequently seen together. Miriam is actually another member of the secret service and she is helping Brent in his mission. Together they round up the spies and see that a submarine is blown up, but not before they are suspected of being German spies themselves. Once the truth comes out, Molly and Brent are reunited.