Moonshine Valley

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Moonshine Valley
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Directed by Herbert Brenon
Produced by William Fox
Written by Lenora Asereth (story)
Mary Murillo (story & screenplay)
Herbert Brenon (scenario or ?screenplay)
Starring William Farnum
Sadie Mullen
Holmes Herbert
Anne Shirley
Jean Bronte
Cinematography Tom Malloy
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
August 27, 1922 (1922-08-27)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Moonshine Valley is a 1922 black-and-white silent American Western film. The working title of the film was The Miracle Child: He Giveth and Taketh.[1][2] Its survival status is classified as unknown,[1] which suggests that it is a lost film.


The plot centers around a man named Ned Connors who begins to drink heavily because his wife has left him for the local doctor. The man discovers a lost child and takes her in. The child soon becomes ill and the doctor is called for. Upon arriving, the doctor recognizes the girl as his own. When the doctor tries to take the girl away, Ned murders him. The film concludes with Ned and his wife reuniting in order to take care of the now orphaned child.[3]



One film exhibitor called it the "poorest excuse for a picture [he] ever saw."[4]


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