The Light at Dusk (1916)

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Leaving his wife and son behind in the old country, Russian peasant Vladimir Krestovsky (Orrin Johnson) begins a new life in America, celebrating the occasion by adopting a new name, Mr. Krest. Working hard and ruthlessly to rise to the top, Krest soon becomes the millionaire owner of a steel company, acquiring a trophy wife along the way. When his second wife dies, Krest begins experiencing hallucinations, imagining that Jesus Christ has returned to earth to admonish him for his selfishness. Reforming his ways, Krest improves the working conditions for his downtrodden employees, then seeks out the forgiveness of the wife and son he abandoned in Russia -- who, through a typical movie contrivance, have gotten jobs in his steel mill.

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America, business, child, death, demands, dream, employee, employment, fortune [wealth], mill, owner, peasant, Russia, steel, tycoon, wife