The Brand of Evil (1913)

USA,
22m
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
silent

An American horror film directed by Harry McRae Webster.

Plot Summary

The adventurer Morton steals a jewel from a sacred icon in an Indian temple. Twenty years later, back in the States, he finds that the hand that prised the gem from its place is turning black and starting to wither and that his daughter has fallen under the hypnotic control of vengeful cult members.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Harry McRae Webster
The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company
Written by: Edward T. Lowe Jr.

Cast
Thomas Commerford (Morton, an adventurer)
Ruth Stonehouse (Judith, Morton's daughter)
Richard C. Travers (Howard, Judith's fiancé)
E.H. Calvert (Karino, the Indian priest)

References

Periodicals

  • The Bioscope vol.22 no.380 (22 January 1914) p.381 – illustrated review
  • The Bioscope vol.22 no.382 (5 February 1914) p.suppl vii – review

Books