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The Miracle Man (1919)

Not Rated  |   |  Short, Drama  |  26 August 1919 (USA)
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A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed ... See full summary »

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A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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26 August 1919 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$120,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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In 1921, Photoplay magazine conducted a poll from readers as to what the best movie made yet had been. This movie ranked at number 1, outdoing Charles Chaplin's The Kid (1921) and D.W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919). See more »

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Remade as The Miracle Man (1932) See more »

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Unfortunately lost.
6 July 2003 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

THE MIRACLE MAN (1919) is a lost film, all except for a small fragment that was shown in a Paramount "best of" reel. This film has long been considered the major vehicle for the principle stars, Thomas Meighan and Lon Chaney and the segment that survives shows why. The story is about a band of con-men who decide to pull a fast one on a town that believes that their blind priest is a faith healer. All of the crooks end up being cured through miracles of their evil ways and end up doing the opposite of what compelled them to be evil. Chaney's performance in the surviving "healing" scene is quite compelling. I can not recommend this film to anyone since I have not seen it all, but if you do get a chance to see the surviving scene, it's worth a look.


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