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Limb & Spinal Conditions: Major Films   no photo.
TitleMiracle Man, The (1919)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityLimb
CountryUSA
Length?
GenreFaith healing
Rating?
DirectorGeorge Loane Tucker
CastTula Belle Lawson Butt Lon Chaney Betty Compson Dwight T. Crittenden Joseph J. Dowling Jean M. Dumont
NotesB/W., Silent On the lam a gangster sets himself up to con a small town. He uses a faith healer in the town and a contortionist to pretend to be disabled. But the healer turns out to be genuine and what started as a con leads to a new church being built for the town. The turning point is a young disabled boy brought to see the healer. The Frog (Chaney) has his body twisted but as he approaches the healer his body unfolds. The boy thinking it to be a miracle drops his crutches and walks. As new spreads a young disabled women comes to see the healer and is also cured. At this stage love intervenes and the brother of the healed woman falls for Rose who begs for the gang. Curiously the woman's brother and the cured boy's father are both millionaires. For more details visit the excellent Lon Chaney site at: http://members.aol.com/chaneyfan/

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