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|Directed by||Edwin S. Porter|
|Written by||Edwin S. Porter (uncredited)|
Hugh Ford (uncredited)
|Based on||The Crucible by Mark Lee Luther|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The Crucible is a 1914 American silent romantic drama film directed by Edwin S. Porter and Hugh Ford and released through Paramount Pictures. Based on a novel of the same name by Mark Lee Luther (1872–1951), the film stars Marguerite Clark and Harold Lockwood. The film is now presumed lost.
As described in a film magazine, Jean (Clark) is brought up as a boy by her father and, after Mr. Fenshaw dies, her boyish manner offends her mother and sisters. Jean is nagged and punished until one day she picks up a sickle and, without really intending to, cuts her sister's hand. She is sent to a reformatory. She later meets Craig Atwood (Lockwood), an artist in the woods, and goes through a series of trials to prove she is worthy of the love of her friend, the painter.
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Crucible at silentera.com
- Nunn, Curtis (1981). Marguerite Clark, America's Darling of Broadway and the Silent Screen. TCU Press. p. VII.
- Wietzel, Edward (Feb 15, 1919). "Critical Reviews and Comments: The Crucible". Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Company. 39 (7): 942. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
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