Harold Thornton, a successful artist, is so deeply in love with his wife that apparently no power, natural or supernatural, could swerve him from the path of honor. But, alas! he is human, ... See full summary »

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Harold Thornton, a successful artist, is so deeply in love with his wife that apparently no power, natural or supernatural, could swerve him from the path of honor. But, alas! he is human, and in his employ is a very beautiful girl as model. This girl has loved her employer with a suppressed, hopeless passion, which needed but a breath to fan it into a blaze. In justice to her it must be said that she didn't realize the strength of this feeling, smothering it with admiration for the artist's devotion for his wife. Ah, but the Devil knows how to play the game, and his promptings are so fascinatingly impressive that few can resist. But who is the Devil? He is the embodiment of our evil inclination warring with the pure. So it was that at his prompting the artist falls, as does his model. They are discovered by the wife, who in turn is prompted by the Devil to "get even," which she heeds. She is surprised by her husband in a private dining-room of a café in company with a gentleman ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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The Superiority of Camera Narrative
19 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 33 year old D.W. Griffith demonstrates in this film that the voice of the camera is superior to the majority of the novels written up until this point (Defoe, Scott, Charlotte Bronte withstanding).

Cecil B. DeMille's sweetheart, Jeanie Macpherson, appears in this film as well.


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