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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film was presumed lost until September 2003 when a near-complete print was discovered among a cache of 35mm nitrate film prints being stored in the garage of a former theater projectionist. 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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Restored version finally comes to light.
2 April 2003 | by jennyp-2See all my reviews

The Light of Faith, a three-reel condensed version of this film, is available on Kino video. The George Eastman House recently restored the original full 6-reel feature, which we were treated to at Cinefest in Syracuse, NY in March 2003. Lon Chaney plays a kind-hearted thief who falls for Bessie MacGregor (Hope Hampton, star and producer) who has been taken in by a wealthy society matron after being struck by the matron's automobile. He steals a goblet (the Holy Grail?) reputed to have healing powers in hopes of restoring Bessie's health. The film was praised for its art direction and cinematography at the time of its release.


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