~The Devil's Toy~
1916
Directed by: Harley Knoles

Written by:
Edward Madden (scenario)
Maurice E. Marks (scenario)

Based on a poem by Edward Madden.
~Cast~

Adele Blood ... Helen Danvier
Edwin Stevens ... The Devil
Montagu Love ... Wilfred Barsley
John Halliday ... Paul La France
Madge Evans ... Betty
Arnold Lucy ... Simon Cunningale
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Premo Film Corporation

Distribution Companies:
Equitable Motion Pictures Corporation
World Film

Cinematography by: Arthur Edeson

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: March 6, 1916
~Plot Synopsis~
Wilfred Barsley, an untalented artist eager for success, sells his soul to the devil, who first has him kill
his uncle for an inheritance. Then, the devil instructs him to commit the sickly, struggling artist Paul
La France to a sanitarium and exhibit Paul's paintings as his own. After doing so, Wilfred becomes an
overnight modern master, while Paul, during his convalescence, loses his memory and also his
sweetheart, Helen Danver, who does not know that he has been hospitalized. Then, when Helen sees
one of Wilfred's paintings and recognizes it as Paul's, she feigns an interest in the fake artist to get
information about the real one. After she succeeds, she goes to Paul, and the sight of her restores his
memory. Meanwhile, having returned to the vault where he had stashed his uncle's body, Wilfred
dies when the door slams shut on him.