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. It is not known whether the film currently survives.
|Nearer My God to Thee|
|Directed by||Cecil M. Hepworth|
|Produced by||Cecil M. Hepworth|
|Written by||Herbert Pemberton|
|Starring||Henry Edwards |
|Distributed by||Moss Films|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film magazine, 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.
- Henry Edwards as John Drayton
- Alma Taylor as Joan
- A.V. Bramble as Jim Boden
- Teddy Taylor as Alec
- Beryl Rhodes as Littlest Girl
- John MacAndrews
- Palmer p.219
- Progressive Silent Film List: Nearer My God to Thee at silentera.com
- "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.