Cast & Crew
Stephen Browning, a minister in a small city, is unable to cope with the strong opposition in his parish, which is fostered and led by Raphael Creeke, his rival for the love of Irene Manton. Meanwhile, James, Stephen's brother, is released from prison after serving a term for borrowing money to lend to a friend's sick wife and child, and upon hearing of his brother's tribulations decides to act as the minister's substitute. After Stephen goes to a neighboring farm to recuperate from a nervous breakdown, James assumes his brother's identity, inspires the confidence of the congregation, discovers Creeke's conniving and wins Irene's love. With the help of a blackmailer, Creeke attempts to expose James's record, but his scheme backfires when the minister wins the support of his congregation by admitting his true identity. Stephen is murdered by Jacob Dreener, one of Creeke's accomplices, who mistakes the minister for his brother. James is then left to occupy his brother's shoes permanently, bringing Creeke to justice and winning Irene for his wife.