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The God Within (1912)

Short | 17 min | Short, Drama

The woman of the camp implores her lover to marry her, and he promises to do so, but goes away and does not return. Target of the camp's jeers, she lives alone until her child is born dead. The doctor fears for her reason if she discovers ...See moreThe woman of the camp implores her lover to marry her, and he promises to do so, but goes away and does not return. Target of the camp's jeers, she lives alone until her child is born dead. The doctor fears for her reason if she discovers that all her shame and anguish have been in vain. He has another maternity case on the outskirts of the camp, where the Saint, as the trapper's wife is known, dies in giving birth to a child. For the sake of the baby and of the woman bereft, the doctor gains the trapper's consent to a plan, and brings his two patients together. The woman's quarters being squalid, the doctor insists that she go to the trapper's cabin, and the trapper moves out to make room for her. The sight of his child drawing life from an alien breast has awakened the trapper's soul. And the touch of baby hands the strangeness of human kindness, stir the God within the woman. The doctor hopes to see her marry the trapper. At this moment the woman's former lover returns, bent on making such amends as he can. He, too, has discovered the living God within him. At the doctor's suggestion the woman chooses between the two men. For a long time she hesitates, then places her hand in the trapper's palm. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Henry B. Walthall
The Woodsman The Woodsman   See fewer
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Claire McDowell
The Woodsman's Wife The Woodsman's Wife   See fewer
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Blanche Sweet
The Woman of the Camp The Woman of the Camp   See fewer
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Lionel Barrymore
The Woman of the Camp's Lover The Woman of the Camp's Lover   See fewer
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Charles Hill Mailes
The Doctor The Doctor   See fewer
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Clara T. Bracy
The Madam The Madam   See fewer
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William J. Butler
In Other Town In Other Town   See fewer
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Christy Cabanne
On Street (as W. Christy Cabanne) On Street (as W. Christy Cabanne)   See fewer
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John T. Dillon
On Street On Street   See fewer
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Frank Evans
In Bar In Bar   See fewer
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Charles Gorman
In Bar / In Other Town In Bar / In Other Town   See fewer
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J. Jiquel Lanoe
In Other Town In Other Town   See fewer
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Adolph Lestina
In Other Town In Other Town   See fewer
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W.C. Robinson
In Bar In Bar   See fewer
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Charles West
In Other Town (as Charles H. West) In Other Town (as Charles H. West)   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 11 votes