The Light That Failed


1923

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 11, 1923
Premiere Information
New York showing: 25 Oct 1923
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling (1891).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,013ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Artist Dick Heldar becomes famous for his wartime sketches and returns to London, where he meets Maisie Wells, his childhood sweetheart, who encourages him to paint a masterpiece. Street urchin Bessie Broke becomes his model for the portrait and falls in love with Dick's friend Torpenhow. Bessie revenges herself on Dick for separating her from her lover by leading Maisie to believe that she is Dick's mistress. Dick finishes the protrait before his failing eyesight--caused by a sabre wound he received in the Sudan--completely deteriorates. Bessie, still angry, destroys the newly finished picture, but later she relents and reveals the truth about her relationship with Dick to the estranged Maisie, who hastens to Dick's studio and dedicates herself to caring for him.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 11, 1923
Premiere Information
New York showing: 25 Oct 1923
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling (1891).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,013ft (7 reels)

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