Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Light in the Dark - 1922

Country: United States
Director: Clarence Brown
Writers: Clarence Brown, William Dudley Pelley
Stars: Hope Hampton, E.K. Lincoln and Lon Chaney
Release Date: 3 September 1922 (USA)
Also known as: The Light of Faith (undefined)
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Production Co: Hope Hampton Productions, Vitagraph Company of América
Runtime: 33 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Holy Grail | Small Town | Partially Lost Film | Criminal
Genres: Short | Crime | Drama | Romance
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.
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.
A 70-minute reconstruction was produced by the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House.

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