The Devil's Toy (1916)

When untalented artist Wilfred Barsley is eager for success, he sells his soul to the devil, who first has him kill his uncle for an inheritance. Then, the devil instructs him to commit the... See full summary »

Director:

Harley Knoles

Writers:

Edward Madden (poem), Edward Madden (scenario) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Adele Blood ... Helen Danvier
Edwin Stevens ... The Devil
Montagu Love ... Wilfred Barsley
John Halliday ... Paul La France (as Jack Halliday)
Madge Evans ... Betty
Arnold Lucy ... Simon Cunningale
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Storyline

When untalented artist Wilfred Barsley is eager for success, he 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 bluffs 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. Written by Pamela Short

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1916 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Premo Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as lost. See more »

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