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3 September 1922 (USA) See more »
A young girl is struck and seriously injured by a wealthy society matron's car. The woman brings the girl back to her house... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Hope Hampton ... Bessie MacGregor
E.K. Lincoln ... J.Warburton Ashe

Lon Chaney ... Tony Pantelli
Theresa Maxwell Conover ... Mrs. Templeton Orrin
Dorothy Walters ... Mrs. Callerty
Charles Mussett ... Detective Braenders
Edgar Norton ... Peters
Dore Davidson ... Jerusalem Mike
Mr. McClune ... Socrates S. Stickles

Directed by
Clarence Brown 
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(in alphabetical order)
Clarence Brown 
William Dudley Pelley 

Produced by
Hope Hampton .... producer
Cinematography by
Alfred Ortlieb 
Joe Bonomo .... stunt double

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33 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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This is the first feature film to employ the new two-strip color process as test footage was shot in Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey featuring Hope Hampton and Mary Eaton.See more »


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Restored version finally comes to light., 2 April 2003
Author: Jenny Paxson (jennyp-2) from Culpeper, Virginia

The Light of Faith, a three-reel condensed version of this film, is available on Kino video. The George Eastman House recently restored the original full 6-reel feature, which we were treated to at Cinefest in Syracuse, NY in March 2003. Lon Chaney plays a kind-hearted thief who falls for Bessie MacGregor (Hope Hampton, star and producer) who has been taken in by a wealthy society matron after being struck by the matron's automobile. He steals a goblet (the Holy Grail?) reputed to have healing powers in hopes of restoring Bessie's health. The film was praised for its art direction and cinematography at the time of its release.

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