The old priest is deeply grieved over the empty church, when his young assistant decides to follow the Master's footsteps and go among the people as an example. Donning civilian garb, he ... See full summary »

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The old priest is deeply grieved over the empty church, when his young assistant decides to follow the Master's footsteps and go among the people as an example. Donning civilian garb, he goes out into the world to work in the fields. Here he learns the extreme thoughtlessness and selfishness of humanity. There are the two classes, the money seekers and the pleasure seekers. The former are shown in the fields and store houses, each struggling for himself unmindful of the condition of his neighbor, all driven by an unreasonable employer. The latter class is seen spending their time in a dance resort. The first have a standard of morals dependent upon their success in life, while the others have no standard of morals whatever, for the simple reason that they know no better. The young priest, incog, becomes a worker at the storehouse, dispensing his earnings in charity, while endeavoring to plant the seed of righteousness in the hearts of his fellow laborers, but his endeavors are met ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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The 35 Year Old D.W. Griffith
31 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A religious story that is supposedly beautifully constructed, but then whose perspective is that from? Do viewers think it is beautifully constructed or just biographers? It starred Christine Miller, who is also an unknown to me.


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