Friday, October 14, 2011

The Avenging Conscience - 1914

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 24 August 1914 (USA)
Also Known As: The Telltale Heart
Production Co: Majestic Motion Picture Company
Runtime: 78 min | 56 min (DVD version)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Director: D.W. Griffith
Writers: Edgar Allan Poe (stories) (poem "Annabel Lee"), D.W. Griffith
Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken and Blanche Sweet
Thwarted by his despotic uncle from continuing his love affair, a young man turns to thoughts of murder. Experiencing a series of visions, he sees murder as a normal course of events in life and kills his uncle. Tortured by his conscience, his future sanity is uncertain as he is assailed by nightmarish visions of what he has done.

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