A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)
'Black' Brown, Road Agent: [to Jenny] Your uncle's dead! I'm John Lawrence in these doggings -- and I'm not going to let any fool kid spoil my game!
Jenny Lawrence: I love you! Do you understand?
'Black' Brown, Road Agent: Promise me you'll help me, and I'll play straight.
Jenny Lawrence: I'd rather take in washin' the rest of my life than let you be a thief.