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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.

  1. D.W. Griffith

    Director, Writer

  2. Edgar Allan Poe

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Henry B. Walthall

    Henry B. Walthall

    The Nephew

  2. Spottiswoode Aitken

    Spottiswoode Aitken

    The Uncle

  3. Blanche Sweet

    Blanche Sweet

    His Sweetheart

  4. George Siegmann

    George Siegmann

    The Italian

  5. Ralph Lewis

    Ralph Lewis

    The Detective

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The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'
The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

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Status Released

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  • August 2, 1914
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 18m

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