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Although Wid's credited the cameraman as "James Cronjaker," this was probably a misrepresentation of Jules Cronjager, a cameraman working for Vitagraph at the time, who shot other films which Ralph Ince ... More Less

Although Wid's credited the cameraman as "James Cronjaker," this was probably a misrepresentation of Jules Cronjager, a cameraman working for Vitagraph at the time, who shot other films which Ralph Ince directed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
17 Jun 16
p. 1395.
MPN
10 Jun 16
p. 3601.
MPW
17 Jun 16
p. 2054, 2118
Variety
22 Jan 16
p. 618.
Wid's
8 Jun 16
p. 633.
CAST
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Peter God" by James Oliver Curwood in his Back to God's Country and Other Stories (New York, 1920).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 June 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America.
Copyright Date:
1 June 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8448
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mounted policeman Philip Curtis tells Josephine McCloud, whom he loves, about the hermit who once nursed him back to health. Josephine remains unmoved until Philip mentions the hermit's name, Peter God. She implores him to take a letter to Peter. Philip agrees, and then finds him diseased and dying. Peter tells Philip that he has been married to Josephine when, years before, he had tried to expose Lawlor, a corrupt mayoral candidate, who, to silence Peter, had him accused of a murder that Lawlor had committed. Peter then ran away after explaining everything to his wife. At the end of Peter's story, Josephine, who had followed Philip, walks in. She tells Peter that Lawlor finally confessed to the murder and then begins to nurse her husband back to health, while Philip leaves for the timberland, hoping to cure himself of his ... +


Mounted policeman Philip Curtis tells Josephine McCloud, whom he loves, about the hermit who once nursed him back to health. Josephine remains unmoved until Philip mentions the hermit's name, Peter God. She implores him to take a letter to Peter. Philip agrees, and then finds him diseased and dying. Peter tells Philip that he has been married to Josephine when, years before, he had tried to expose Lawlor, a corrupt mayoral candidate, who, to silence Peter, had him accused of a murder that Lawlor had committed. Peter then ran away after explaining everything to his wife. At the end of Peter's story, Josephine, who had followed Philip, walks in. She tells Peter that Lawlor finally confessed to the murder and then begins to nurse her husband back to health, while Philip leaves for the timberland, hoping to cure himself of his lovesickness. +

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