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The Light That Came (1909)

A disfigured young woman with two beautiful sisters is courted by a blind man. Will he still love her when his sight is restored?

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D.W. Griffith

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marion Leonard ... Vivian
Mary Pickford ... Daisy
Ruth Hart Ruth Hart ... Grace
Kate Bruce ... The Girls' Mother
Owen Moore ... Carl Wagner
George Nichols ... The Older Doctor
Arthur V. Johnson ... The Younger Doctor / At the Ball
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... At the Ball
Francis J. Grandon ... Suitor
Joseph Graybill
Guy Hedlund ... At the Ball
James Kirkwood ... At the Ball
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan ... Suitor / At the Ball
Lottie Pickford
Frank Powell ... At the Ball
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Carl Wagner was bereft of his sight when a small child, and in order that he might be independent and earn a livelihood he learned music, that art in which the blind become most proficient. He played violin for the dancing at many of the East Side balls. Grace, Vivian and Daisy are sisters in a family of the workaday class. Vivian and Daisy are pretty young girls, while Grace is considered homely on account of an ugly scar on her cheek, the result of an accident at her work. The two pretty sisters are great favorites, enjoying social distinction, while drudgery and loneliness is the lot of poor Grace. We see the contrast on Saturday. Vivian and Daisy are getting ready to go to a party, and Grace is allowed to mope at home. Mother, however, urges Grace to go, and helps her to dress in a becoming frock. At the ball Vivian and Daisy are the center of attraction, engaging all the gallants' attention, but Grace remains the wallflower. The ball is over, and the poor girl would be allowed to... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1909 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La lumière retrouvée See more »

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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22 January 2004 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

It was an absolute chore to get through this short film. It was terrible to watch, and offered no amusement or home truths to take away with you. I've seen bad films in my time, but this just takes the biscuit. Dreadful.


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