|Directed by||Herbert Brenon|
|Produced by||William Fox|
|Written by||Lenora Asereth (story)
Mary Murillo (story & screenplay)
Herbert Brenon (scenario or ?screenplay)
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
|August 27, 1922|
|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. It is not known whether the film currently survives, and may be 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.
- William Farnum - Ned Connors
- Sadie Mullen - Mrs. Connors
- Holmes Herbert - Dr. Martin
- Anne Shirley - Nancy (billed as Dawn O'Day)
- Jean Bronte - Jean the Dog
One film exhibitor called it the "poorest excuse for a picture [he] ever saw."
- Progressive Silent Film List: Moonshine Valley at silentera.com
- James Robert Parish (1974). The RKO Gals. Arlington House. p. 341. ISBN 0-87000-246-5.
- Larry Langman (1992). A Guide to Silent Westerns. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 294. ISBN 0-313-27858-X.
- Jerry Wayne Williamson (1994). Southern Mountaineers in Silent Films: Plot Synopses of Movies about Moonshining, Feuding, and Other Mountain Topics, 1904-1929. McFarland & Company. p. 11. ISBN 0-89950-809-X.
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