~The Miracle Man~
1919
~Lon Chaney & Betty Compson~
~Plot Synopsis~
A group of crooks in New York City's Chinatown hear about an old hermit (Joseph J. Dowling) in a small
upstate village who's performing miraculous cures. When they find out that the man is blind and deaf,
they decide to pay him a visit. The leader, Tom Burke (Thomas Meighan), has his girlfriend Rose (Betty
Compson), pose as the hermit's long-lost grand niece. Burke, Rose and the other crooks, the Frog (Lon
Chaney) and the Dope, a morphine addict (J. M. Dumont), all become part of the hermit's household. The
Frog fakes being a cripple, and the hoodlums figure that when he pretends to be cured, people will pay
loads of money -- to the gang -- for the hermit's services. But they find out that the hermit's powers are
real. This begins a change in the crooks -- the Dope quits drugs, the Frog is adopted by a gray-haired
country lady, and when Rose is courted by a millionaire, she prefers to stay with Burke, who is finally
won over by the hermit's faith. This film was based on a play by George M. Cohan, which was adapted
from a book by Frank Packard.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: George Loane Tucker

Written by:
Wid Gunning - titles
George Loane Tucker - writer

Based on the novel by Robert Hobart Davis and Frank L.
Packard the play by
George M. Cohan and Robert M. Davis.
~Cast~


Lon Chaney ...  The Frog
Betty Compson ...  Rose
Joseph J. Dowling ...  The Patriarch
J.M. Dumont ...  The Dope
Elinor Fair ...  Claire King
Thomas Meighan ...  Tom Burke
F.A. Turner ...  Mr. Higgins
Lucille Hutton ...  Ruth Higgins
Lawson Butt ...  Richard King
Tula Belle ...  (uncredited)
T.D. Crittenden ...  (uncredited)
Kisaburo Kurihara ...  The Jap (uncredited)
Ruby Lafayette ...  (uncredited)
Frankie Lee ...  Little Boy (uncredited)
~A88-69: Lon Chaney~
~Lon Chaney~
~Remaining Credits~

Production Companies:
Mayflower Photoplay Company
Paramount Pictures

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Produced by: George Loane Tucker
Music by: Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinematography by: Ernest Palmer & Phil Rosen
Assistant Directors: Alfred Grasso & Chester L. Roberts
Art Titles: Ferdinand P. Earle

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: August 26, 1919
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