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The Avenging Conscience

1914 Rated NR 1hr 24m

Regarded as the "First Great American Horror Film" and inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, this harrowing tale from director D.W. Griffith centers on a young man (Henry B. Walthall) driven to madness by his own murderous actions. In addition to the groundbreaking feature-length film, this collection also boasts Griffith's 1909 short film "Edgar Allan Poe," starring Herbert Yost as the legendary gothic author.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Academy Ratio 1.37:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; bonus short film "Edgar Allan Poe".