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The Light That Came (1909)

 |  Short, Drama  |  8 November 1909 (USA)
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A disfigured young woman with two beautiful sisters is courted by a blind man. Will he still love her when his sight is restored?

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Credited cast:
Ruth Hart ...
Grace
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Bruce
Frank Evans ...
At the Ball
Francis J. Grandon ...
Suitor
Joseph Graybill
Guy Hedlund ...
At the Ball
Arthur V. Johnson
James Kirkwood
Marion Leonard
George Nichols
Anthony O'Sullivan
Lottie Pickford
Frank Powell ...
At the Ball
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Carl Wagner was bereft of his sight when a small child, and in order that he might be independent and earn a livelihood he learned music, that art in which the blind become most proficient. He played violin for the dancing at many of the East Side balls. Grace, Vivian and Daisy are sisters in a family of the workaday class. Vivian and Daisy are pretty young girls, while Grace is considered homely on account of an ugly scar on her cheek, the result of an accident at her work. The two pretty sisters are great favorites, enjoying social distinction, while drudgery and loneliness is the lot of poor Grace. We see the contrast on Saturday. Vivian and Daisy are getting ready to go to a party, and Grace is allowed to mope at home. Mother, however, urges Grace to go, and helps her to dress in a becoming frock. At the ball Vivian and Daisy are the center of attraction, engaging all the gallants' attention, but Grace remains the wallflower. The ball is over, and the poor girl would be allowed to... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 November 1909 (USA)  »

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La lumière retrouvée  »

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Griffith 1909
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Light That Came, The (1909)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith's take on the Cinderella story. A deformed woman is reminded of how bad see looks since she lives with two beautiful sisters who are always getting dates. As chance would have it, the deformed woman meets a blind man and they quickly fall in love but her hope fades when she learns that the man is going to get his sight back. Will he still love her when he notices she's deformed? Here's another film where Griffith is over-dramatic and overly sappy but hey, it works well. The film has a couple incredibly moving scenes including one where the man regains his sight and sees things for the first time. Another is the end where you can just think City Lights. Mary and Lottie Pickford have small parts.


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