The Hunchback (1914)

"The Hunchback" earns a scanty living as a tinker, traveling from house to house, but on account of his deformity, there is no one who cares for him. Although a great lover of children, ... See full summary »

Director:

Christy Cabanne (as W. Christy Cabanne)

Writer:

Anita Loos
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Cast

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F.A. Turner ... A Hunchback Peddler (as Frank Turner)
Lillian Gish ... The Orphan - as an Adult
William Garwood ... Tom Carson - a Young Prospector
Tom Haverly Tom Haverly ... The Father
Edna Mae Wilson Edna Mae Wilson ... The Orphan - as a Child
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"The Hunchback" earns a scanty living as a tinker, traveling from house to house, but on account of his deformity, there is no one who cares for him. Although a great lover of children, they flee at his approach. Taking pity on a little girl whose doll has been broken, he spends all his earnings to replace her plaything, and in consequence, the people with whom he boards, order him out. Tired and despairing, he gets, unobserved, into a freight car, and is carried to a western mining town. There the wanderer finds friends in a miner and his little girl. An accident renders the little girl fatherless, and the hunchback brings the child to womanhood. As the years pass the cripple grows to care for his ward, but when he tells her of his love, he finds that it is not returned. The girl falls in love with a young prospector, and the jealous hunchback seeks to take his life, and then weakens in his resolve. Later the prospector is in deadly danger and the hunchback decides to let him die. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Splendidly produced and acted
15 July 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A meritorious Western drama that is splendidly produced and acted. Frank Turner does fine real artistic work as the hunchback; a difficult role to sustain. Never once does he lose his grip on the characterization. Lillian Gish did equally as well in the part of the orphan. - The Moving Picture World, April 18, 1914


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