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

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This innovative psychological drama 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 psychotically.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Horror
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Cast

George Siegmann
as The Italian
Ralph Lewis
as The Detective
Henry B. Walthall
as The nephew
Robert Harron
as The Grocer's boy
Mae Marsh
as Maid at the Garden Party
Blanche Sweet
as His sweetheart
Josephine Crowell
as Her mother
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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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