Faith (1920)

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This was one of a cycle of faith-healing films of the late teens and early '20s. A Scottish teacher (J. Parks Jones) cures those around him with equal parts faith and common sense. His son (Edward Hearn) is in love with the daughter (Peggy Hyland) of the town's richest man. He opposes his daughter's romance until the teacher saves the girl from the brink of death. Although the Christian Science movement strongly supported films of this nature, they weren't overwhelmingly popular with mass audiences, and the trend died out after Harold Lloyd's Dr. Jack. Director Howard Mitchell later became a busy bit player in talkies.

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community, cure, daughter, faith, father, love, lover, miracle, nobility, power, son, teacher, town, wedding