|Directed by||Paul Powell|
|Written by||Mary H. O'Connor|
Fine Arts Film Co.
|Distributed by||Triangle Film Corporation|
|50 minutes; 5 reels|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Written by Mary H. O'Connor, the film was produced by D. W. Griffith's production company Fine Arts, and was distributed by the Triangle Film Corporation. Hell-to-Pay Austin is now presumed lost.
When a minister dies from alcoholism, his daughter Briar Rose (Bessie Love) is unofficially adopted by a team of lumberjacks, including the rough-and-tumble 'Hell-to-Pay' Austin (Wilfred Lucas). The child's innocence and purity eventually transform Austin into an upstanding Christian. Briar goes away to boarding school and Austin has to come to her rescue when she falls in with the wrong crowd. Reunited, they discover that their guardian/ward relationship has evolved into one of true love and they marry.
- Wilfred Lucas as Hell-to-Pay Austin
- Bessie Love as Briar Rose Dawson
- Ralph Lewis as Dad Dawson
- Mary Alden as Doris Valentine
- Eugene Pallette as Harry Tracey
- James O'Shea as Jack Dale
- Clyde E. Hopkins as Daniel Marston
- Marie Wilkinson as Old Sallie
- Allan Sears (as A.D. Sears) as Fred
- William H. Brown as Peter
- Tom Wilson as Bill
- Monte Blue as Bit Part (uncredited)
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