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According to the 26 Aug 1922 Exhibitors Herald, well-known magazine and scenario writer William Dudley Pelley had written a story for Hope Hampton called White Faith, and raved after screening the finished film, which was scheduled for a fall release. "You are to be congratulated for the striking and lavish manner in which you have put the story on the screen," he wrote. The film was retitled The Light in the Dark.
       Later, the film was cut to thirty-three minutes and re-released under the title The Light of Faith, with Hope Hampton's character renamed "Elaine." Only the shorter version is known to be available on ... More Less

According to the 26 Aug 1922 Exhibitors Herald, well-known magazine and scenario writer William Dudley Pelley had written a story for Hope Hampton called White Faith, and raved after screening the finished film, which was scheduled for a fall release. "You are to be congratulated for the striking and lavish manner in which you have put the story on the screen," he wrote. The film was retitled The Light in the Dark.
       Later, the film was cut to thirty-three minutes and re-released under the title The Light of Faith, with Hope Hampton's character renamed "Elaine." Only the shorter version is known to be available on video. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
26 Aug 1922
p. 58.
Film Daily
3 Sep 1922.
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Variety
1 Sep 1922
p. 42.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Light of Faith
White Faith
Release Date:
September 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Hope Hampton Productions
Copyright Date:
28 August 1922
Copyright Number:
LP18176
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black & white with color sequences
b&w with col seq
Length(in feet):
5,600, 7,500
Length(in reels):
6-8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Poor Bessie MacGregor is struck by the automobile of wealthy Mrs. Templeton Orrin and is taken home to live with her. But Bessie leaves when Mrs. Orrin's brother, J. Warburton Ashe, trifles with her love. Thief Tony Pantelli befriends her in the tenement where she finds a room, tries to obtain money for her care from Ashe, and, failing, steals a goblet that Ashe has brought home from England, thinking it may be the Holy Grail. The goblet, which gives off a glow and is reputed to have healing powers, is recovered, stolen again, again recovered and stolen, and finally lost in a river. Meanwhile, Ashe exonerates Tony in night court, realizes he really loves Bessie, now cured, and is reunited with ... +


Poor Bessie MacGregor is struck by the automobile of wealthy Mrs. Templeton Orrin and is taken home to live with her. But Bessie leaves when Mrs. Orrin's brother, J. Warburton Ashe, trifles with her love. Thief Tony Pantelli befriends her in the tenement where she finds a room, tries to obtain money for her care from Ashe, and, failing, steals a goblet that Ashe has brought home from England, thinking it may be the Holy Grail. The goblet, which gives off a glow and is reputed to have healing powers, is recovered, stolen again, again recovered and stolen, and finally lost in a river. Meanwhile, Ashe exonerates Tony in night court, realizes he really loves Bessie, now cured, and is reunited with her. +

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