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The Light in the Dark
Also known as The Light of Faith in the USA
(1922) American
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Clarence L. Brown (Clarence Brown)

Cast: Hope Hampton [Elaine], Lon Chaney [Tony Pantelli], E.K. Lincoln [J. Warburton Ashe]

Hope Hampton Productions, Incorporated, production; distributed by Associated First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Produced by Hope Hampton. / Released October 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / A three-reel abridged version of the film has survived (as has a four-reel abridged version); retitled The Light of Faith and used in the thirties by a religious group as an inspirational film. A four-reel version was recovered by The Serial Squadron in 2003. A 70-minute reconstruction was produced by the George Eastman Museum.


Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive (abridged three-reel version)]; and in the Serial Squadron film library [35mm nitrate positive (abridged four-reel version)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Crime - Criminals - Holy Grail - Small towns

Listing updated: 16 October 2011.

References: Brownlow-Parade p. 144; Limbacher-Feature p. 140; Sherwood-Best p. 173; Weaver-Twenty p. 76 : Website-GEM; Website-NFPF : with additional information provided by Eric Stedman.

Home video: DVD.

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