A Flash in the Dark (1914)

Randall is a rich mine owner whose business affairs cause him to neglect his somewhat frivolous wife. There is a mutual friend whom Randall carelessly allows to entertain his wife. As a ... See full summary »

Director:

Wallace Reid

Writer:

James Dayton (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Wallace Reid ... A Miner
Dorothy Davenport ... Mrs. Randall
Ed Brady
Frank Borzage
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Randall is a rich mine owner whose business affairs cause him to neglect his somewhat frivolous wife. There is a mutual friend whom Randall carelessly allows to entertain his wife. As a result, the friend pays more than natural attentions to the woman. The three visit one of Randall's mines. The wife and friend go down the mining shaft in a bucket. While they are yet underground, a quantity of dynamite explodes. The mine is filled with poisonous fumes. Randall has himself lowered into the smoking shaft. He finds his wife and friend almost overcome. There is room in the bucket for two persons only. Randall places the two in the bucket and they are hoisted to the surface. The bucket is again lowered and Randall is brought up. The long period in the poisoned atmosphere has rendered him stone blind. The young wife soon tires of her blind husband. One day Randall overhears their plans for elopement. He goes to the friend and the faithless wife and explains that he has overheard. He then ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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mining | melodrama | See All (2) »

Genres:

Short | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1914 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Nestor Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The whole story is interesting
10 May 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Wallace Reid and Dorothy Davenport, the one as a young man who goes blind in a mine explosion and the other as his wife, play the leading parts in this drama which has for its big scene a strange duel between the blind man and a man who has been wooing his wife. The duel occurs in the dark so that the sightless one and the one with eyes may have an equal advantage. The whole story is interesting and the shooting in the dark is novel and spectacular. - The Moving Picture World, February 21, 1914


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