Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken and Blanche Sweet Director: D.W. Griffith Runtime: 88 Minutes Language: English subtitles - music score Color: Black and White Format: DVD-R Rating: NR Price: $14.95
The Avenging Conscience (a.k.a. Thou Shalt Not Kill) (1914)
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cast Henry B. Walthall ... The Nephew Spottiswoode Aitken ... The Uncle Blanche Sweet ... His Sweetheart George Siegmann ... The Italian Ralph Lewis ... The Detective Mae Marsh ... The Maid Robert Harron ... The Grocery Boy George Beranger
D.W. Griffith presents a visually exciting melodrama inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe stories The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart and the poem Annabel Lee.
A young man's love affair is thwarted by his moralistic and domineering uncle. The young man realizes that if he were to murder his uncle, he could do whatever he desired. But can his sanity and conscience survive such an act or would he be tormented by his callous and selfish actions for the rest of his life?