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

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 24 August 1914 (USA)
Prevented from dating his sweetheart by his uncle, a young man turns his thoughts to murder.

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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. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Intertitle: She fears something more than mere mental derangement.
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Featured in Kingdom of Shadows (1998) See more »

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An early Poe knockoff; minor D W Griffith
29 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Inspired and vaguely based on Poe's The Telltale Heart and with the words of Poe's Annabel Lee on some of the titles.

Some interesting shots of mad visions and of fiends from hell.

For dance historians a short 'Greek/Roman' dance at a garden party.


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