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Coming Through

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Coming Through
Directed byA. Edward Sutherland
Written byPaul Schofield (screenplay)
Based onBed Rock
by Jack Bethea
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
StarringThomas Meighan
CinematographyFaxon M. Dean
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 15, 1925 (1925-02-15)
Running time
70 mins.
7 reels (6,522 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Coming Through is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by A. Edward Sutherland starring Thomas Meighan and Lila Lee. The film was Sutherland's directorial debut.[1]


As described in a review in a film magazine,[2] Tom Blackford (Meighan) is counting on a promised promotion that will allow him to marry Alice (Lee), the daughter of his employer John Rand (Miltern). When the appointment goes to Rand's Nephew, Tom marries Alice anyway, to the distress of her father, and cunningly turns against him his incautious remark that the road to advancement runs through relationships. He offers Tom the position of superintendent of one of the company's mines. Rand then writes to Joe Lawler (Beery), who had expected to receive that appointment, that the company will make him superintendent if Blackford quits, intimating that he does not care what means are taken to induce this. Alice goes with her husband, though she declares that she does not love him, and they set up a platonic honeymoon. Lawler, working with Shackleton (Campeau), the keeper of the local speakeasy, stirs up trouble at the mine, finally causing a strike. Tom abolishes the dive after a drunken engineer nearly kills some of the mine workers. He turns the tables against Lawler by showing that he cheated the workers with crooked scales. In a fight on the coal tipple, Lawler is thrown from the structure when the iron bar he is swinging at Tom is caught in the machinery. With the strike over, Tom returns home to find that Alice is ready to admit her love.



With no prints of Coming Through located in any film archives,[3] it is a lost film.[4]


  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Coming Through at
  2. ^ Sargent, Epes W. (February 21, 1925). "Coming Through; Thomas Meighan Fares Better in his Newest Paramount Film Than in Some Recent Plays". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 72 (8): 788. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Coming Through
  4. ^ Coming Through at Lost Film Files: Paramount Pictures: 1925 Archived August 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

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