Assistant rector in a fashionable church, Daniel Gilchrist preaches a sermon in which he exhorts his congregation to emulate the life of Christ by giving up worldly possessions in order to find spiritual happiness. Because of this radical point of view, Gilchrist is dismissed from his post and deserted by his fiancée, Clare, who soon marries Jerry Goodkind, the son of a millionaire. Daniel starts a mission, and there Clare, who has been badly hurt by the open and callous infidelity of her husband, comes to do volunteer work. Jerry accuses Clare of infidelity, and she comes to Daniel to seek solace; Daniel then bids her return to her husband and find solace through service to Christ. A distraught miner, Henning, who believes that Daniel seduced his wife, incites a mob to burn the mission; Daniel is beaten by the mob, whose fury abates only when Pearl, Hennig's wife, confesses that the man who seduced her was Jerry Goodkind. A small child, crippled since birth, sees Daniel lying on the ...
"The Picture that succeeded in spite of the Devil"
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The Fool ( 1925 ) is a lost silent film. See more