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The Village Blacksmith (1922)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 1 January 1923 (USA)
Partially Lost film. Difficult to know the plot.

Director:

John Ford (as Jack Ford)

Writers:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poem), Paul Sloane (adaptation) (as Paul H. Sloane)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Walling ... John Hammond (as William Walling)
Virginia True Boardman ... Mrs. John Hammond
Virginia Valli ... Alice Hammond
Ida Mae McKenzie Ida Mae McKenzie ... Alice as a Child
David Butler ... Bill Hammond
Gordon Griffith ... Bill as a Child
George Hackathorne ... Johnnie Hammond
Pat Moore ... Johnnie as a Child
Tully Marshall ... Squire Ezra Brigham
Ralph Yearsley Ralph Yearsley ... Anson Brigham
Henri De La Garrique Henri De La Garrique ... Anson as a Child
Francis Ford ... Asa Martin
Bessie Love ... Rosemary Martin
Helen Field Helen Field ... Rosemary as a Child
Lon Poff ... Gideon Crane
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Storyline

In a prologue, Johnnie, one of the village blacksmith's two sons, falls from a tree that Anson Brigham, the squire's son, had dared him to climb and is crippled. The squire is an enemy of the blacksmith, who married the woman the squire loved. The main story shows the children grown up. Bill, the other son, has become a doctor, and Alice, the daughter, is having an affair with the squire's son, who has just returned from college. Bill is injured in a train accident, and Alice, accused of stealing some money belonging to the church, tries to commit suicide. The blacksmith rescues Alice; the elder brother recovers and successfully operates on Johnnie's legs, and the film ends happily. Written by mpickfordfan

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Ferreiro da Aldeia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Rosemary Martin, the Daughter: I'm gonna give this joint the air - slip me that eight hundred and forty!
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A Melodrama from John Ford
13 January 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Only the final reel of this John Ford (as "Jack Ford") directed melodrama survives, presently, but it's a good one. We see the storyline's climax, and an epilogue tying up loose ends. Although there are a couple of stand-out performances, some of the acting is of the flailing, bug-eyed variety which some inaccurately believe representative of silent film acting, in general; this is odd, considering Mr. Ford made the transition to directing "talkies" in grand style. The surviving footage is available on Flicker Alley's "Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films" (2011) and has been shown on Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

The release does not offer any story explanation, and this is one clip that needs some narrative. The "actor" of the piece, and certainly the one who'll immediately grab your attention is George Hackathorne (as Johnnie Hammond), the young man in the wheelchair. In the film's prologue, he was crippled upon falling from a tree as a boy. We see him dragging himself through a storm to confront the story's villains, town squire Tully Marshall (as Ezra Brigham) and likewise nasty son Ralph Yearsley (as Anson)...

One of the silent era's best and busiest character actors, Mr. Marshall is rival to "Village Blacksmith" Will Walling (as John Hammond), a hard-working man. Showing off devilish eye make-up, Mr. Yearsley is loosely responsible for crippling Mr. Hackathorne when they were boys, and has also lured his sister Virginia Valli (as Alice) into an unholy relationship; she has been falsely accused of stealing some missing church funds. Another brother, David Butler (as Bill) is the doctor who operates on Hackathorne. Watch it and you'll see if everything is wrapped up neatly for the good blacksmith and his family.

****** The Village Blacksmith (11/2/22) John Ford ~ Will Walling, George Hackathorne, Tully Marshall, Ralph Yearsley


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