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The Model for St. John (1912)

The commission to paint the picture of St. John for one of the great cathedrals is awarded to Monsieur Werner. The father recognizes in his son the attributes for the painting and soon the ... See full summary »

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L. Rogers Lytton ...
Mr. Werner, an Artist
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Werner's Son, the Model for St. John
Charles Eldridge
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Richard Rosson
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The commission to paint the picture of St. John for one of the great cathedrals is awarded to Monsieur Werner. The father recognizes in his son the attributes for the painting and soon the picture is completed. Werner's son dissipates his time, money and substance in riotous living. Many years later, artist Werner gets an order to paint the worst type of satanic depravity. He seeks for his model among the poor and outcast, until one day he comes across the semblance of a man with all the characteristics of bestiality and the brand of sin. The last touches put upon the painting, the artist withdraws from the room. The poor sot, left alone, shuffles toward the canvas, looks at the portrayal of his features and is struck with horror. The artist returns and tries to quiet his model. At this moment, his eyes light upon a copy of the painting of St. John, for which he sat years ago. Beating his breast in terror, he cries, "I posed for that picture of St. John, the Divine!" In his delirium, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 November 1912 (USA)  »

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