The Brand of Satan (1917)

A man discovers that he has two personalities--and one of them is a notorious strangler.


George Archainbaud


Jere F. Looney (story)


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Cast overview:
Montagu Love ... Jacques Cordet
Gerda Holmes ... Christine
Evelyn Greeley ... Natalia
Al Hart ... Manuel Le Grange (as Albert Hart)
Nat C. Gross Nat C. Gross ... Francois Villier
J. Herbert Frank J. Herbert Frank ... Jacques Despard
Emile La Croix Emile La Croix ... Pere Sechard (as Emile Le Croix)
Katherine Johnston Katherine Johnston ... Marie


Christine Villier is betrothed to Jacques Despard, a medical student. One evening she is assaulted by Manuel Le Grange, an escaped murderer, who strangles her father when the latter attempts to save her. Hearing of Villier's murder, Despard returns to Christine, but she does not tell him of the attack. The next morning Christine leaves her home. In Paris her son is born and christened Jacques Cordet. Twenty-nine years pass. Jacques Cordet, now criminal prosecutor for the State, lives with his mother, who is respected as the Widow Cordet. Jacques, the victim of a strange malady, is afflicted with severe headaches. While under their torture he acquires another personality, that of Lazard, "The Strangler." As Lazard he is the leader of a band of Apaches. Their rendezvous is The Scarlet Sun Inn. Here Lazard reads of the prosecutor's fight against the Apaches and his efforts to arrest the fiend, "The Strangler." In the personality of Lazard, he does not remember that he is Cordet, whom he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 July 1917 (USA) See more »

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