The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (1914)

The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

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This innovative psychological drama represents one of D.W. Griffith's early full-length feature films and contains innovations that influenced international filmmakers, particularly German ones, for decades to come. It tells the tale of a young man with a fondness for reading Edgar Allen Poe, who is forced to choose between having his uncle's wealth and marrying the girl he loves. He makes a choice and she jilts him, causing him to vent his rage and pain psychotically by strangling his uncle and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Classics
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Written By: D.W. Griffith
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On DVD: Nov 18, 2008
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as The Italian

as The Detective

as The nephew

as The Grocer's boy

as Maid at the Garden P...

as His sweetheart
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One of Griffith's most experimental films

Full Review… | October 10, 2009
CinePassion

The first great American horror film.

Full Review… | January 19, 2009
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