The Christian (1914)

Glory Quayle, a natural-born mimic, leaves her country home, reaches London, goes on the stage, gains fame and affluence. John Storm, her country sweetheart, believing he has lost Glory ... See full summary »

Writers:

Hall Caine (novel), Eugene Mullin (adaptation)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Edith Storey ... Glory Quayle (as Miss Edith Storey)
Carlotta De Felice ... Polly Love (as Miss Carlotta De Delice)
Harry Northrup ... Lord Robert Ure (as Mr. Harry S. Northrup)
Donald Hall ... Francis Horatio Drake (as Mr. Donald Hall)
Alberta Gallatin ... Mrs. MacCrae - A Wealthy American Widow (as Miss Alberta Gallatin)
Jane Fearnley ... Vera MacCrae - the Daughter (as Miss Jane Fearnley)
James Lackaye James Lackaye ... Archdeacon Wealthy (as Mr. James Lackaye)
Charles Kent ... Father Lamplugh (as Mr. Charles Kent)
Earle Williams ... Brother John Storm (as Mr. John Storm)
James Morrison ... Brother Paul (as Mr. James W. Morrison)
Edward Kimball ... Lord Storm (as Mr. Edward Kimball)
J.W. Sambrook J.W. Sambrook ... Parson Quayle (as Mr. J. W. Sambrook)
Rose Tapley ... (as Miss Rose Tapley)
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Glory Quayle, a natural-born mimic, leaves her country home, reaches London, goes on the stage, gains fame and affluence. John Storm, her country sweetheart, believing he has lost Glory forever, enters a monastery, tries to forget her, cannot kill his love, returns to the world, becomes a famous slum worker and friend of the poor. Lord Robert Ure, a social vampire, a beast in human form, betrays Glory's chum, Polly Love. Glory tells John of Lord Robert's wicked treatment of poor Polly. John demands that Lord Robert marry Polly to save her from dishonor. Lord Robert refuses, as he intends to marry a rich American heiress. Terrific clash between the Right of John and the Might of Lord Robert. John exposes Lord Robert, who swears revenge. Polly dies of shame and a broken heart. Lord Robert plans fiendish revenge on John. He spreads broadcast the report that John predicts the end of the world on Derby Day, the greatest day of sport in England. John becomes an object of hatred. All Britain... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1914 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Vitagraph's first feature length film, and one of the longest to date (8 reels). See more »

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