The Priest and the Man (1913)

Sir Gilbert Parker touches the great woods of Canada with his magic wand and fairly peoples them with strong, virile men and women. This story tells the life of a strong, hardy trapper who ... See full summary »

Director:

J. Searle Dawley

Writer:

Gilbert Parker (story "The Going of the White Swan")
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Cast

Cast overview:
James Gordon ... The Trapper
Laura Sawyer ... The Trapper's Wife
Charles Sutton Charles Sutton ... The Priest
Ben F. Wilson ... The Indian (as Benjamin Wilson)
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Sir Gilbert Parker touches the great woods of Canada with his magic wand and fairly peoples them with strong, virile men and women. This story tells the life of a strong, hardy trapper who has wooed and won a French Canadian girl, a devoted daughter of her faith who holds everything sacred that pertains in any way to the symbols of her church. Years pass by and a child is granted them, a boy who has reached the age of eight, a strong manly little fellow. But one night the trapper comes home from a nerve-racking day in the woods and discovers his wife and little boy at prayer before a little altar that is built into the walls of the log cabin. As a cause for their devotion he discovers that the mother has been frightened by the sight of an Indian chief who has been following her through the woods. This arouses the father's anger as he has more faith in the virtue of a gun than in prayer, and he makes fun of her devotion and faith. Hot words are spoken, a quarrel ensues and the mother ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1913 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Edison Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Edison Company code for exhibitors: Vredebreuk. See more »

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It seems to end before it is through
13 August 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A clearly pictured incident, but a little disappointing; because the dramatic possibilities of the situation were not developed and it seems to end before it is through. It deals centrally with a priest who, to free a woman from Indians, consents to break the law and send to them five bottles of whiskey. This priest is the interesting character; but the other figures are kept in the center of the stage, and this leaves the offering rather commonplace. It is well acted and photographed. Charles Sutton plays the priest; Laura Sawyer, the woman, and James Gordon, her husband. It was taken from Gilbert Parker's story, "The Going of the Golden Swan," and was produced by L.S. Dawley. - The Moving Picture World, March 22, 1913


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