Nearer My God to Thee (film)

Nearer My God to Thee is a 1917 British silent drama film directed by Cecil M. Hepworth and starring Henry Edwards, Alma Taylor and A.V. Bramble.[1] It is not known whether the film currently survives.[2]

Nearer My God to Thee
Directed byCecil M. Hepworth
Produced byCecil M. Hepworth
Written byHerbert Pemberton
StarringHenry Edwards
Alma Taylor
A.V. Bramble
Distributed byMoss Films
Release date
November 1917
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[3] a hunchback is employed as an organist at an Episcopal church and at other times works as a school teacher. In the latter work he is associated with a young woman, with whom he is very infatuated. A London man of sporting tendencies quickly wins over the woman with his polished manners and ardent courtship and he marries her. After the wedding the husband goes back to the ways of his bachelorhood, frequenting the public places and spending his time in one prolonged debauch. The bride tends a store from which they derive their livelihood. The husband mistreats and abuses her. In the end, circumstances straighten themselves out with her marrying the hunchback, whose love never faltered.



  1. Palmer p.219
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Nearer My God to Thee at
  3. "Reviews: Nearer My God to Thee". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 8 (22): 42. 24 May 1919.


  • Palmer, Scott. British Film Actors' Credits, 1895-1987. McFarland, 1988.
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