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The Faith Healer (1913)

Robert and Louise marry and are very happy, but the finding of a Bible in their room at the hotel while on their honeymoon, develops the fact that Robert "does not believe." His wife ... See full summary »

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Helmar, the Faith Healer (as J.W. Johnston)
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Robert, the Unbeliever
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Robert and Louise marry and are very happy, but the finding of a Bible in their room at the hotel while on their honeymoon, develops the fact that Robert "does not believe." His wife expresses her regret at this, but it does not lessen her love. Two years later the panic catches Robert and be is suddenly ruined. His brave little wife offers to seek employment, but Robert is manly enough to go ahead as a laborer. Dissolute, careless Helmar is married to a sweet little woman who can abide him no longer. Becoming desperate she writes to a friend asking him to take her away, saying otherwise she will kill herself. Helmar surprises his wife writing this letter. She attempts to conceal the note, but he forces her to show it. Helmar offers his wife a revolver to carry out her threat, but her nerve fails. Picking it up, Helmar leaves the house, intent on suicide. He goes to the river when the thought comes of a better way to drop out of his wife's life. He leaves his coat and hat on the bank ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 May 1913 (USA)  »

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There is plenty of action of a sincere, convincing nature
10 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This two-reel offering will appeal particularly to thoughtful observers of a religious temperament. It shows how time and circumstance conspire to bring a thoughtless man and an infidel to belief in the Bible. Two love stories are interwoven with the plot. J.W. Johnston appears to advantage in the role of the faith healer, and Guy Hedlund as the unbeliever. Barbara Tennant has the leading feminine part. The photography is very attractive throughout; there is plenty of action of a sincere, convincing nature and the closing scenes are quite impressive. - The Moving Picture World, June 7, 1913


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