The Carpenter (1913)

It is a source of great grief to Alkanah Dyzer that his son Rupert has joined the rebel army. He drives him from the house, telling him that he never wishes to see him again. Rupert's ... See full summary »

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Wilfrid North
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Credited cast:
Charles Kent ... The Stranger in Gray
Florence Foley Florence Foley ... The Little Girl, Lillie Dryser
Earle Williams ... Harry Faulkner
Ned Finley Ned Finley
Mary Maurice ... (as Mrs. Mary Maurice)
Herbert Barry Herbert Barry ... (as Herbert L. Barry)
E.K. Lincoln
Niles Welch
Zena Keefe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Cozine Arthur Cozine
Lillian Walker
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It is a source of great grief to Alkanah Dyzer that his son Rupert has joined the rebel army. He drives him from the house, telling him that he never wishes to see him again. Rupert's brothers are also furious with him and will likewise have nothing to do with him. George Dyzer, who has joined the Northern army, loses his arm in a battle and is made prisoner by the rebels. While in the hospital he makes the acquaintance of the "stranger in gray," a man greatly beloved by the soldiers. The stranger takes him to his brother and by his strange influence causes the hate between the two men to vanish. The stranger in gray arrives at Alkanah Dyzer's house just as he has heard the news of the loss of his whole fortune. He is cordially welcomed and offered the best hospitality. While in the house the stranger prevents a growing rift between John Dyzer and his wife Emily, who is almost on the point of elopement with Harry Faulkner, a visitor to the house. By reminding them of their dead child ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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He is made to resemble Christ
6 October 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A mystical picture of Civil War days in which the central point of interest is a character who comes, a stranger, into a home distracted by fraternal war and brings help and peace. The script by Marguerite Bertsch has been produced by Wilfrid North. This character, played by Charles Kent, is dressed in modern clothing and seems just a kindly- hearted man, but by his attitude toward life and by the effect his character has on those with whom he comes in contact, he is made to resemble Christ, He should not have been called "The Carpenter" without more reason, for he looked not at all like a carpenter. The picture can only charitably be said to tell a story; but it does create an effect. The stranger is the picture's one fact and the feeling that it creates holds the spectator strongly, even with the simple, artificial (perhaps artfully careless) means used to bring it out. The author and producer have scored a decided success in this offering. - The Moving Picture World, July 26, 1913


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