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Mortmain is an accomplished musician and rare art collector. He is greatly impressed when his friend, Dr. Pennison Crisp, successfully grafts a paw from one cat onto another. Mortmain's ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Robert Edeson ...
Donald Hall ...
Gordon Russell
Edward Elkas ...
Flaggs
Joseph Weber ...
Flynt
Muriel Ostriche ...
Bella Forsythe
Karin Norman ...
Miss Fickles
James Morrison ...
Tom Forsythe
J. Herbert Frank ...
Dr. Pennison Crisp
Claude James ...
Scalscope
Roland Osborne ...
Helen Pillsbury ...
Society Lady
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Mortmain is an accomplished musician and rare art collector. He is greatly impressed when his friend, Dr. Pennison Crisp, successfully grafts a paw from one cat onto another. Mortmain's engagement to Bella Forsythe is complicated by the fact that she is the ward of his friend, banker Gordon Russell, to whom he owes money. Worse, Russell is also in love with Bella. Russell causes Bella's brother, Tom Forsythe, to disgrace himself, and forces Mortmain into bankruptcy. Mortmain rashly says that he would like to kill Russell, but this is overheard by Flaggs, who works for Russell's lawyer. Mortmain then hears that Russell has been murdered, and in shock he faints and injures his hand. Dr. Crisp anesthetizes Mortmain with ether, which causes hallucinations, and creepily tells him that although he must amputate the hand, another can be grafted in its place. Tom Forsythe, who is suspected of the murder, agrees to Crisp's offer of $10,000, but dies during the transplant. Crisp now grafts ... Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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6 September 1915 (USA)  »

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