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God's Crucible was filmed partially on location at the Grand Canyon, AZ. The working title of this film was The Shriveled Soul ... More Less

God's Crucible was filmed partially on location at the Grand Canyon, AZ. The working title of this film was The Shriveled Soul . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Jan 17
p. 491.
MPN
23 Dec 16
p. 4051.
MPN
27 Jan 17
p. 596.
MPW
20 Jan 17
p. 422.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Shriveled Soul
Release Date:
22 January 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 December 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9836
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lorenzo Todd, an embittered old man, cares for only three people: his son Warren, his childhood friend Dudley Phillips and Dudley's daughter Virginia. Virginia and Warren are engaged, but when Warren has one last fling with a chorus girl, the incident destroys the fathers' friendship. Lorenzo orders Warren from his house, and the boy drifts to Arizona. Soon after, Lorenzo becomes seriously ill and his doctor orders him to the Grand Canyon. While snowbound in a trapper's cabin at Christmas, a little boy restores Lorenzo's faith in mankind. Fate then restores Warren to his father, and when Dudley and Virginia arrive, the reconciliation is ... +


Lorenzo Todd, an embittered old man, cares for only three people: his son Warren, his childhood friend Dudley Phillips and Dudley's daughter Virginia. Virginia and Warren are engaged, but when Warren has one last fling with a chorus girl, the incident destroys the fathers' friendship. Lorenzo orders Warren from his house, and the boy drifts to Arizona. Soon after, Lorenzo becomes seriously ill and his doctor orders him to the Grand Canyon. While snowbound in a trapper's cabin at Christmas, a little boy restores Lorenzo's faith in mankind. Fate then restores Warren to his father, and when Dudley and Virginia arrive, the reconciliation is complete. +

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Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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