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The Converts (1910)

 |  Short, Drama  |  14 March 1910 (USA)
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A dance hall girl is converted to a religious life by a phony evangelist. But can he, himself, be saved?


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Credited cast:
Linda Arvidson ...
The Woman
Henry B. Walthall ...
The Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Bruce ...
In Doorway
Charles Craig ...
Dell Henderson ...
In Bar
Arthur V. Johnson ...
In Bar
Marion Leonard
W. Chrystie Miller ...
Old Man
George Nichols ...
In Bar
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
Frank Opperman ...
Alfred Paget ...
A Friend


A bored young man of means decides that it would be a lark to masquerade as an evangelist and preach outside the "dance hall" of the town in which he is living. One of the young dance hall girls hears the phony preacher and is greatly moved by his message. The girl leaves the dance hall and goes to her room, where, weeping, she kneels and prays. Her life is changed, and she now becomes a dedicated settlement house worker. One day the girl encounters the young man. He, of course, is not now in disguise; and he is falling down drunk. At first the girl is disillusioned, but then she realizes that, although his words were falsely delivered, their message was nonetheless her salvation. The young man slinks away, but now he, too, sees the light. Soon he goes out to look for the girl, and he finds her assisting an old man who has fallen on the road. Their eyes meet and we can tell that this is a new beginning for the two converts. Written by Geezer Noir

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The reviewer in "Moving Picture World" (3/26/1910) felt that "The Converts", "with its masterful presentation, is a strong sermon and vividly reveals the power of religion to reclaim even the most profligate." But reviewer 'Sime' in "Variety" (3/19/1910) gave the film a scathing review, declaring that, " 'The Converts' are perverts". And that "The Board of Censors could have revoked it for two or three reasons, but principally on the religious ground." See more »

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A strong sermon
21 March 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A deeply religious picture, depicting in a very dramatic way the power an uttered word may exert, even though spoken by false lips. There is a species of horror induced by this picture because it blasphemes sacred things, more, perhaps, by suggestion than by direct word or act, yet none the less real and none the less repulsive. That one was saved and in turn was the means of extending grace to the blasphemer is the dramatic working out of the story. One feels that it is right for these two souls to come together, as they do eventually, and can but rejoice in the consummation of a story destined to exert a powerful influence upon those who see the film. The story, with its masterful presentation, is a strong sermon and vividly reveals the power of religion to reclaim even the most profligate. - The Moving Picture World, March 26, 1910

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