The Christian (1923)

Glory and John, sweethearts since childhood on the Isle of Man, go to London, Glory to become a nurse and John to enter a monastery. Instead, Glory becomes a theater star, and John ... See full summary »

Director:

Maurice Tourneur

Writers:

Paul Bern, Hall Caine (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dix ... John Storm
Mae Busch ... Glory Quayle
Gareth Hughes ... Brother Paul
Phyllis Haver ... Polly Love
Cyril Chadwick Cyril Chadwick ... Lord Robert Ure
Mahlon Hamilton ... Horatio Drake
Joseph J. Dowling ... Father Lampleigh
Claude Gillingwater ... Lord Storm
John Herdman John Herdman ... Parson Quayle
Beryl Mercer ... Liza
Robert Bolder ... Reverend Golightly
Milla Davenport Milla Davenport ... Matron
Alice Hesse Alice Hesse ... Mary
Aileen Pringle ... Lady Robert Ure
Harry Northrup ... Faro King
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Storyline

Glory and John, sweethearts since childhood on the Isle of Man, go to London, Glory to become a nurse and John to enter a monastery. Instead, Glory becomes a theater star, and John renounces his vows because he cannot forget his love for her. Lord Robert Ure, who has already betrayed Glory's friend, Polly Love, incites the London populace against John, claiming that John has predicted that the world will end on the eve of the Epsom Downs Derby. John goes to kill Glory to save her soul, but instead she convinces him of her love. Confused, John wanders into the street, is mortally hurt by an angry mob, then marries Glory before dying in her arms. Written by Pamela Short

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Is it possible for a man to lead the life of Christ in modern society in the turmoil and strife of our complex civilisation, assailed by a thousand overpowering temptations? (Print Ad- The New Zealand Herald,((Auckland)) 28 June 1924)

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calvaire d'apôtre See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Expecting a delay in filming in London, Richard Dix and cameraman Charles Van Enger booked a flight to Paris aboard a small plane. Just before boarding, they were informed they would be needed on the set that day. They released their seats to two passengers on standby. The plane later crashed, killing the pilot and both passengers. See more »

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