Starring Kenneth Harlan and Claire Windsor
June 1923

Omitting the long prelude made horrible by many blond infant prodigies, this picture isn't so bad. Although it depends for its big thrill upon the same sort of situation which made "The Miracle Man" famous - and hasn't registered very hard since. (sic) A wealthy mine owner, a mine cave-in (done with unusual realism) and an earnest young minister. An interesting cast.

Starring Kenneth Harlan and Claire Windsor
March 24, 1923

A genuine melodrama, which, without taking undue license, offers the kind of thrills the average picture-goer enjoys. There is human interest all the way through, too. The love story between the minister and thw wealthy man's daughter, on the other hand, is not of the "mushy" sort. Its cast consists of Claire Windsor, as the heroine; Kenneth Harlan, a the minister-hero; Hobart Bosworth, as the hard-hearted wealthy coal-mine owner; Walter Long, as the anarchist; Pauline Stark, Alex Francis, Margaret Seddon, George Cooper, Winter Hall, and Curil Chadwick -- who all do excellent work.

The story deals with a young orphan boy, whose father was killed in the coal mine. The mine owner takes him under his protection, and educates him for the ministry. The young minister loves his guardian's daughter, but because his guardian is a hard-hearted man, who will not give in to the reasonable demands of hte miners for safety appliances in the mine, he leaves the city parish and goes to the mine to be among his people. A cave-in at the mine traps several miners. These are rescued through the efforts of the minister. The miners are enraged and go on the war-path, but the minister intervenes, and after convincing the wealthy man that he must give in to the miners' just demands, marries the heroine.

Some of the background consists of the interior of an apparently real mine. These scenes should prove to picture-goers of particular interest, because it conveys to them vividly how hard work coal-mining is.

It should appeal to all.

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