~The Love Light~
~Plot Synopsis~
A visually stunning if somewhat overblown melodrama, The Love Light was directed by Mary Pickford's
close friend and confidante, screenwriter Frances Marion. Pickford is Angela, a young Italian lighthouse
keeper who can only watch while both her brothers (Jean De Briac and Eddie Phillips) and a village
admirer, Giovanni (Raymond Bloomer), go off to war with Germany. While mourning the news of the
older brother's death, Angela rescues a stranger who has washed up on the beach. Dressed in an
unfamiliar sailor's uniform, the boy (Fred Thomson) introduces himself as Joseph, an American whose
ship had left him behind. Fearing that he may be mistaken for a deserter, Angela agrees to harbor the
young man and they quickly fall in love, Angela sending her secret husband signs of love every night from
the lighthouse. When Angela discovers that Joseph is a German spy, and that the nightly messages of love
may have caused the drowning death of her returning younger brother, she gives him up to the angry
villagers. Grieving over her dead brothers and the treachery of the man she loved, Angela finds comfort
only in her newborn baby. But Maria (Evelyn Dumo), who has lost both her husband Pietro (Albert
Prisco) and their newborn son, convinces the local nuns to hand over Angela's child to her. When Angela
realizes what has happened, Maria flees in a boat operated by Tony (George Regas). In the ensuing storm,
Angela's baby almost drowns but the little girl is saved in the nick of time by her mother's "love light."
Reunited with a blinded Giovanni, Angela and her baby have finally found a safe harbor.

Plot Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
Written & Directed by: Frances Marion

Mary Pickford ...  Angela Carlotti
Evelyn Dumo ...  Maria
Raymond Bloomer ...  Giovanni
Fred Thomson ...  Joseph
Albert Prisco ...  Pietro
George Regas ...  Tony (as George Rigas)
Eddie Phillips ...  Mario Carlotti (as Edward Phillips)
Jean De Briac ...  Antonio Carlotti
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Mary Pickford Company

Released by: United Artists

Produced by: Mary Pickford
Cinematography by: Henry Cronjager & Charles Rosher
Film Editing by: Stuart Heisler
Art Direction by: Stephen Goosson
Assistant Directors: Nat G. Deverich & Alfred L. Werker
Head Carpenter: Ralph Angel
Assistant Property Master: Edward Benshoff
Property Master: John H. Wallace
Assistant Cameras: Ray Binger & Jack Jacob
Assistant Electrician: Aaron Johnson
Head Electrician: William S. Johnson
Mary Pickford's Assistant: Madame De Bodamere

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 89 Minutes
Released: January 9, 1921
Filmed on Location in Point Lobos State Natural Reserve & Monterey, California, USA