~The Master Hand~
1915
Directed by: Harley Knoles

Written by:
Harley Knoles (scenario)

Based on the play by Carroll Fleming.
~Cast~

Nat C. Goodwin ... John Bigelow
Theodore Babcock ... James Rallston
Julia Stuart ... Mrs. Rallston
Florence Malone ... Jean Rallston
Carroll Fleming ... Ed Pembroke
Alex Calvert ... Dr. Garside
Clarissa Selwynne ... Dr. Lane
Katherine Lee ... Dot
Madge Evans ... Jean, as a child
Kittens Reichert ... Child (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Premo Feature Film Corp.

Distribution Company: World Film

Cinematography by: Arthur Edeson
Assistant Director: Arthur Edeson

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: August 23, 1915
~Plot Synopsis~
James Rallston marries a rich invalid widow who has a small daughter named Jean, but she refuses to
give him control of her assets. Rallston conspires with Miss Lane, who is Mrs. Rallston's doctor and is
in love with Rallston, to give his wife drugs to create a mental affliction and has her incarcerated in a
sanitarium run by the unscrupulous Dr. Garside. Fifteen years later, Rallston loses Jean's fortune in
speculation. After he offers her as a wife to master broker John Bigelow, with the condition that
Bigelow recover the fortune, Jean, who loves architect Ed Pembroke, causes Bigelow to believe that
Mrs. Rallston is alive and well. Bigelow manipulates the market to restore Jean's fortune and then
locates Garside's sanitarium. Masquerading as a butler who obsessively spouts Shakespeare, Bigelow
is admitted. When he has his own doctor vouch for Mrs. Rallston's sanity, Garside flees. Rallston,
hurrying there in his car, plunges down an embankment and dies. After Miss Lane confesses, mother
and daughter are reunited, Jean plans to marry Ed, and Bigelow is content with his cute little niece
and his St. Bernard.