The Inner Man (1922)

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This comedy-drama, made by the obscure Syracuse Motion Picture Company, nevertheless had a stellar cast. Thurlow Barclay (Wyndham Standing) is the classic absent-minded mathematics professor, much to the chagrin of his father (J. Barney Sherry), the robust owner of a silver mine. When the mine seems to dry up, Thurlow decides to help his father out by traveling to Kentucky and examining the situation. He meets a mountain girl, Sally Wolf (Dorothy Mackaill), who gives him some backbone. Attempts by the villains to chase Thurlow away are unsuccessful, and he discovers that the mine's superintendent has uncovered a rich silver ore, which he is selling on the sly. Through his newly acquired manliness, Thurlow puts a halt to his doings, saves Sally from the bad guys, and impresses his father so much that he takes him into partnership. Sally, meanwhile, agrees to a different sort of partnership and accepts Thurlow's marriage proposal. This picture was based on a novel by Charles Mackay.

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blessing, courage, family, father, love, mathematics, mine, respect, teacher, traveling