Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken and Blanche Sweet
Director: D.W. Griffith
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?