~The Christian~
~Promotional photograph from The California
Theater to promote the screening of "The
Christian," in 1923~
~Plot Synopsis~
Childhood sweethearts with lofty goals do not a good Christian lifetime make, in this doomed
romance directed by Maurice Tourneur. Glory Quayle (Mae Busch) and John Storm (Richard Dix)
have been in love since their youth. Now, all grown up, they decide to travel to London -- John to
enter a monastery and Glory to become a nurse. But the lure of the city is too great, and Glory
instead becomes a London stage star. John, who can't get Glory out of his mind, renounces his vows.
But the nasty Lord Robert Ure (Cyril Chadwick), who has designs on Glory himself, convinces a
London mob that John is predicting the end of the world. Incited, the mob goes after John, trying to
make sure that his life ends before the world does.

Plot Synopsis by Paul Brennan, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Written by: Paul Bern

Based on the novel and play by Hall Caine

Richard Dix ...  John Storm
Mae Busch ...  Glory Quayle
Gareth Hughes ...  Brother Paul
Phyllis Haver ...  Polly Love
Cyril Chadwick ...  Lord Robert Ure
Mahlon Hamilton ...  Horatio Drake
Joseph J. Dowling ...  Father Lampleigh
Claude Gillingwater ...  Lord Storm
John Herdman ...  Parson Quayle
Beryl Mercer ...  Liza
Robert Bolder ...  Reverend Golightly
Milla Davenport ...  Matron
Alice Hesse ...  Mary
Aileen Pringle ...  Lady Robert Ure
Harry Northrup ...  Faro King
Eric Mayne ...  Doctor
William F. Moran ...  Coroner
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Distribution Company: Goldwyn Distributing Company

Executive Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
Cinematography by: Charles Van Enger

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: January 14, 1923
Filmed on Location in London, England, UK