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The Little Minister (1922) - Lost Film
28 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Newly appointed minister to the village of Thrums in Scotland, Gavin Dishart ( James Morrison ) arrives with his mother and makes a profound impression upon the residents, poverty-stricken weavers who frequently riot against the manufacturers. He does not, however, succeed in reforming Lady Babbie ( Alice Calhoun ), a Gypsy maid, who warns the townspeople of a raid by the soldiers; and although he eventually falls in love with her, she is warned against encouraging him because it will mean the loss of his position. So she promises to marry her guardian, Lord Rintoul ( Henry Hebert ). On her wedding night, Gavin learns of her situation and is injured in a fight. Babbie, followed by Rintoul, rushes to Gavin, who proposes marriage to her. Lord Rintoul is injured and carried down the river in a torrential storm, but The Little Minister rescues him; Rintoul relinquishes his claim and the couple are married in the little church.

This 1922 drama was produced and distributed by the Vitagraph Company of America and based on a novel by James Barrie, The Little Minister. This film was made after the 1921 Paramount version, starring Betty Compson. This version starred Vitagraph favourites Alice Calhoun and James Morrison. Sadly it now remains a lost silent film.


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