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The Three Wise Men (1913)

A few years ago J.J. Tissot dawned upon the world of art with new views of the Holy Land through modern eyes, that was startlingly realistic. In this charming little miracle play in which a... See full summary »

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William Owens - the Wealthy Rounder
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Nellie - the Salvation Army Lass / Virgin Mary
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Horace Johnson
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Madge Fields
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The Devil
Wallace Brownlow
William Hutchinson ...
1st Wise Man (as William P. Hutchinson)
Eddie James ...
2nd Wise Man
Frank Clark ...
3rd Wise Man (as Frank M. Clark)
Fred Huntley ...
Man at the Door / Jesus Christ
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Joseph (as William Seiter)
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A few years ago J.J. Tissot dawned upon the world of art with new views of the Holy Land through modern eyes, that was startlingly realistic. In this charming little miracle play in which a wealthy rounder is transported from the Great White Way to the lonely desert to meditate upon the holy truths of a little pamphlet a Salvation Army lass has thrust in his careless hand, the three wise men come out of the East, on camels as of old, and impress the scornful eye of doubt. The young man follows them under the guiding star of Bethlehem, to their destination, but is refused admission to the lonely stable until he cleanses his soul. Then he awakens from his dream, sanctified by the lesson of the ages. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 February 1913 (USA)  »

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In every detail it is true, sweet and reverent
21 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

A curious and exceptional miracle picture with, among others, two wonderfully beautiful scenes after famous paintings. The first of these is "The First Christmas," and the other is from the even more widely known "Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock." In its inner meaning and in every detail it is true, sweet and reverent and we are certain that it will please everyone whose opinion is worth while. It is a Christmas story beginning in Chicago, where a clubman dreams that he is a witness of the journey of the three wise men and of their adoration at the manger. Thomas Santschi is the clubman; Bessie Eyton. the Salvation Army lassie and also the Virgin. Fred W. Huntly plays in one scene a very faintly visioned Christ, and in another the one who stands at the door. W. Hutchinson, E. James and Frank Clark are the wise men. W. Seiter is Joseph. Frank ClOark plays as the devil. The camera work is of high order. - The Moving Picture World, February 22, 1913


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