~The Efficacy of Prayer~
1913
Directed by: Burton L. King
~Cast~

Louise Glaum ... White Dove
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Kay-Bee Pictures

Distribution Company: Mutual Film

Produced by: Thomas H. Ince

Length: 1 Reel
Runtime: 10 Minutes
Released: November 14, 1913
~Plot Synopsis~
Because White Dove, daughter of the Indian Chief, and Moccasin, her half-breed husband, are
baptized by Donald McTavish, the new minister of Gray Rock, Ariz., they become subject for the
vengeance of the Medicine Man. Jim Crosby, a lone miner, is murdered and the coat of Moccasin is
found close by. Moccasin is suspected, but McTavish is certain that Mocassin would not do such a
thing. White Dove is out with her little son and fearing that the Medicine Man will steal the child, will
not let him leave her. The boy sees a wild turkey and begs his mother to let him try to shoot it. He
wanders away further than she intended and is pursued by bears. The boy takes refuge in a cave,
which happens to be the Medicine Man's haunt. He returns to find the place occupied by the bears
which have chased the boy. The bears turn on the Medicine Man, chasing him and capturing him,
finally killing him. The sheriff is on the track of Moccasin; he has him handcuffed and about to take
him to town, when White Dove rushes up to them and tells them that the bears have her boy. They
release Moccasin and he rescues the boy. In the meantime White Dove tells the minister to prove his
White God by saving her child. She feels that the prayer has been answered when Moccasin returns
with the boy unhurt.

—Moving Picture World synopsis