The Kingdom Within (1922)

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This romantic drama carried a spiritual theme. In a small rural town next to a lumber camp, two outcasts become friends -- toy maker Amos Deming (Gaston Glass) and Emily Preston (Pauline Stark). Amos' father, Caleb (Russell Simpson), has always resented the fact that his boy had a crippled arm and did not grow up to be strong, and Emily is ostracized by the community because her brother Will (Hallam Cooley) served a prison term. Krieg, a lumberman (Ernest Torrence) has a grudge against Will's partner, Dodd (Gordon Russell), and he kills him. When Emily tries to thwart Krieg's attempts to place the guilt on Will he attacks her. But Amos comes to her rescue and when Krieg wrenches his arm, he finds that, miraculously, he has regained use of the formerly lifeless limb. Caleb believes that his prayers have been answered, and Amos an Emily find happiness together.



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