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The avenging conscience, or, 'Thou shalt not kill'

Author: D W GriffithFrank E WoodsG W BitzerJames SmithRose SmithAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino International, 2008.
Series: Griffith masterworks 2.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : No Linguistic Content : Full-frameView all editions and formats
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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. Also includes Edgar Allen Poe, a biographical short on one of history's most haunting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Silent films
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Ghost films
Horror films
Drama
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: D W Griffith; Frank E Woods; G W Bitzer; James Smith; Rose Smith; Martin Miller Marks; Bret Wood; Henry B Walthall; Spottiswoode Aitken; Blanche Sweet; George Siegmann; Ralph Lewis; Mae Marsh; Robert Harron; George André Beranger; Josephine Crowell; Dorothy Gish; Donald Crisp; Walter Long; Wallace Reid; Barry O'Moore; Linda Arvidson; Edgar Allan Poe; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 276370516
Language Note: Silent with English intertitles.
Notes: Based on Tell-tale heart and Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1914.
Special features: "Edgar Allen Poe" featurette directed by D.W. Griffith (7 min., 1909); Notes on the piano score for The avenging conscience by Martin Marks.
Credits: Cinematography, G.W. Bitzer ; editor, James Smith, Rose Smith ; piano score created and performed by Martin Marks. Edgar Allen Poe: screenplay by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods ; photographed by G.W. Bitzer ; music composed and performed by Bret Wood.
Cast: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken, Blanche Sweet, George Siegmann, Ralph Lewis, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, George Beranger, Josephine Crowell, Dorothy Gish, Donald Crisp, Walter Long, Wallace Reid. Edgar Allen Poe: Herbert Yost, Linda Arvidson.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 91 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Series Title: Griffith masterworks 2.
Other Titles: Avenging conscience.
Thou shalt not kill.
Edgar Allen Poe.
Responsibility: D.W. Griffith presents.

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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. Also includes Edgar Allen Poe, a biographical short on one of history's most haunting writers.

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