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The Light in the Dark (1922)

A young girl is struck and seriously injured by a wealthy society matron's car. The woman brings the girl back to her house. Later, a hardened thief is told by the girl of a goblet, that ... See full summary »

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Clarence Brown
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hope Hampton ... Bessie MacGregor
E.K. Lincoln ... J.Warburton Ashe
Lon Chaney ... Tony Pantelli
Theresa Maxwell Conover ... Mrs. Templeton Orrin
Dorothy Walters Dorothy Walters ... Mrs. Callerty
Charles Mussett Charles Mussett ... Detective Braenders
Edgar Norton ... Peters
Dore Davidson Dore Davidson ... Jerusalem Mike
Mr. McClune Mr. McClune ... Socrates S. Stickles
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A young girl is struck and seriously injured by a wealthy society matron's car. The woman brings the girl back to her house. Later, a hardened thief is told by the girl of a goblet, that could be the Holy Grail, which has healing powers and could help her. The thief, touched by her predicament, sets out to steal the goblet and bring it to her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

3 September 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Light of Faith See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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This is the first feature film to employ the new two-strip color process as test footage was shot in Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey featuring Hope Hampton and Mary Eaton. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally, The Light in the Dark was a feature lenght film. However, only a 33-minute edited version, retitled The Light of Faith, has survived. See more »

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2 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Light of Faith, The (1922)

*** (out of 4)

A rather interesting religious/love story about a young woman who is seriously injured (Hope Hampton) and is being taken care of by a thief (Lon Chaney). One day the woman notices that her ex love, who thinks she's dead, has found the Holy Grail. The woman tells the thief that this grail has the power to heal so he sets out to find her ex and get the item. This is the shortened version of The Light in the Dark, a film that was believed lost until being found three years ago. This shortened version was prepared in 1927 by a religious group and this is the version, which has been seen the most. This version runs 40 minutes shorter and while I'd love to see the full version this one here is quite impressive. Hampton is very good in the lead even though she hasn't much to do and Chaney is terrific and quite believable as the thief with a good soul. The lighting used in this film is some of the greatest I've seen from any silent film and it makes the religious moments very strong. This film is on Kino's DVD of Oliver Twist but hopefully they'll release the full version at some point.


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