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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 . ...

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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 .

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
20 Jan 1917
p. 491
Los Angeles Times
5 Nov 1916
p. 48
Los Angeles Times
13 Jan 1917
p. 13
Motion Picture News
9 Dec 1916
p. 3673, 3680
Motion Picture News
16 Dec 1916
p. 3838
Motion Picture News
23 Dec 1916
p. 4051
Motion Picture News
30 Dec 1916
p. 4200
Motion Picture News
27 Jan 1917
p. 596
Motion Picture Studio Directory
12 Apr 1917
p. 130
Motography
27 Jan 1917
p. 214
Motography
10 Feb 1917
p. 323
Moving Picture World
11 Nov 1916
p. 835
Moving Picture World
18 Nov 1916
p. 1023
Moving Picture World
2 Dec 1916
p. 1333
Moving Picture World
20 Jan 1917
p. 422
Moving Picture World
27 Jan 1917
p. 542
The Chat (Brooklyn, NY)
13 Jan 1917
p. 19
Variety
1 Dec 1916
p. 26
Variety
19 Jan 1917
p. 25
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Man With a Peanut Soul
The Shriveled Soul
Release Date:
22 January 1917
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 14 Jan 1917; New York opening: 16 Jan 1917
Production Date:
late Oct--Nov 1916
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
21 December 1916
LP9836
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
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 ...

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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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Subject (Major):

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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