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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Feb 17
p. 715.
Motog
17 Feb 17
p. 374.
MPN
17 Feb 17
p. 1089.
MPW
21 Apr 17
p. 395.
MPW
24 Feb 17
p. 1250.
NYDM
10 Feb 17
p. 26.
Variety
9 Feb 17
p. 28.
Wid's
8 Feb 17
p. 91.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment: incidental mus by
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 February 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In a squalid mining town in West Virginia, James Herron, a consumptive, lives with his little daughter Fay, who has been blind since birth, but has a wonderful imagination. In Fay's mind, the secret cavern where she plays with hunchback "Crip" Halloran is a fairyland and her disfigured playmate is Prince Charming. One day John Rockwell, the son of a rich mine owner, comes to look after his property. By chance he meets Fay and becomes enchanted with her charm and idealism. He is admitted to the magic kingdom and gradually dethrones Crip, much to the hunchback's distress. In love and with pity for Fay's misfortune, John arranges for an operation to restore her sight. Her eyes now opened to the harsh reality that she had idealized, Fay shrinks from the misshappen Crip. Brokenhearted, the hunchback takes his life in the cavern, and when Fay and John visit their old haunt, they discover his ... +


In a squalid mining town in West Virginia, James Herron, a consumptive, lives with his little daughter Fay, who has been blind since birth, but has a wonderful imagination. In Fay's mind, the secret cavern where she plays with hunchback "Crip" Halloran is a fairyland and her disfigured playmate is Prince Charming. One day John Rockwell, the son of a rich mine owner, comes to look after his property. By chance he meets Fay and becomes enchanted with her charm and idealism. He is admitted to the magic kingdom and gradually dethrones Crip, much to the hunchback's distress. In love and with pity for Fay's misfortune, John arranges for an operation to restore her sight. Her eyes now opened to the harsh reality that she had idealized, Fay shrinks from the misshappen Crip. Brokenhearted, the hunchback takes his life in the cavern, and when Fay and John visit their old haunt, they discover his body. +

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

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