The Preacher and the Gossips

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A young minister (Arthur V. Johnson) is introduced to his congregation in a small town, and soon finds himself the object of a gossip campaign due to the special interest that he pays to a certain young lady, the town’s milliner. Things go from bad to worse as he helps her deliver hats to customers, and he is nearly run out of town by the deacons of the church until a surprise twist reveals his connection to the lady.

Lubin Manufacturing Company, March 16, 1912. 10:24 runtime. Featuring: Arthur Johnson, Lottie Briscoe, Helen Marten and Florence Hackett.

Library copy: This videotape was derived from a 16mm film print, which was derived from the 35mm nitrate original. The telecine credits erroneously give the date as 1914 on this copy.

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