|Directed by||Allan Dwan|
|Produced by||Allan Dwan|
Mayflower Photoplay Company
|Written by||Lillian Ducey|
|Cinematography||H. Lyman Broening (credited as Henry Broening)|
|Distributed by||Associated First National Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film magazine, Dr. Stannard Wayne (Kirkwood), a worker for humanity, Dr. Arthur Richards (McCullough), a charlatan, and Carson the Parson (Durning), a missionary worker, are firm friends until a victim of Richards' malpractice dies and Wayne is sentenced to five years imprisonment for the crime. Richards persuades Dr. Wayne's wife to obtain a divorce and marries her. Wayne denounces God and vows never again will he use his ability in the interests of mankind. Released from prison, he finds his way to a northern settlement where Richards and his wife, now a physical wreck, are living. Here he refuses aid to those who are in sickness and misery, and preaches against Divinity. Alice Porn (Mitchell), keeper of the general store, challenges him to prove that man is superior to God by curing a crippled child. After several complications, he begins the operation during a great electrical storm. The elements and his enemies combine to thwart the purpose of the operation, and facing defeat he prays for aid. This aid comes in a form which may or may not be supernatural, as an observer may prefer, and after a time happiness ensues.
- Mary Thurman as Margaret Haddon
- James Kirkwood as Dr. Stannard Wayne
- Philo McCullough as Dr. Arthur Richards
- Rhea Mitchell as Alice Porn
- John Burton as Old Dabney
- Noah Beery as Boorman
- Eugenie Besserer as Boorman's Wife
- Georgie Stone as Boorman's son
- Bernard Durning as Carson the Parson
- Ward Crane as 'The Albany Kid'
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Scoffer
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Scoffer at silentera.com
- "Reviews: The Scoffer". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 11 (24): 78. December 11, 1920.
- The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Scoffer
Media related to The Scoffer at Wikimedia Commons
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