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The Miracle Man (1919)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 August 1919 (USA)
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed ... See full summary »

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George M. Cohan (play), Robert Hobart Davis (novel) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lon Chaney ... The Frog
Betty Compson ... Rose
Joseph J. Dowling ... The Patriarch
J.M. Dumont J.M. Dumont ... The Dope
Elinor Fair ... Claire King
Thomas Meighan ... Tom Burke
F.A. Turner ... Mr. Higgins
Lucille Hutton Lucille Hutton ... Ruth Higgins
Lawson Butt ... Richard King
Kisaburô Kurihara ... The Jap (as Thomas Kurihara)
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Storyline

A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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It is a picture of crooked lives made straight, of sordid lives made bright, by the wholesome sway of the country and an old man's trust in men. (Print Ad- Bismarck Daily Tribune, ((Bismarck ND)) 10 February 1920) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El milagro See more »

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (2014 reconstruction)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Chicago, airplanes dropped free tickets to the film, and small coins were scattered about town that said "The Miracle Man Is Here" on one side, and "Have faith, Keep this" on the other. See more »

Connections

Featured in Screen Highlights #1 (1933) See more »

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Unfortunately lost.

THE MIRACLE MAN (1919) is a lost film, all except for a small fragment that was shown in a Paramount "best of" reel. This film has long been considered the major vehicle for the principle stars, Thomas Meighan and Lon Chaney and the segment that survives shows why. The story is about a band of con-men who decide to pull a fast one on a town that believes that their blind priest is a faith healer. All of the crooks end up being cured through miracles of their evil ways and end up doing the opposite of what compelled them to be evil. Chaney's performance in the surviving "healing" scene is quite compelling. I can not recommend this film to anyone since I have not seen it all, but if you do get a chance to see the surviving scene, it's worth a look.


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