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The 1 Sep 1917 Motion Picture News announced that The Twisted Soul, the working title of Fear Not, was underway at Universal. William Garwood was mentioned as being in the cast, but he was not listed in credits. According to publicity for the film, night scenes were shot in the Plaza District of Los Angeles, ... More Less

The 1 Sep 1917 Motion Picture News announced that The Twisted Soul, the working title of Fear Not, was underway at Universal. William Garwood was mentioned as being in the cast, but he was not listed in credits. According to publicity for the film, night scenes were shot in the Plaza District of Los Angeles, CA. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
1 Sep 1917
p. 1485.
Motog
8 Dec 1917
p. 1210.
Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1917
p. 1546.
Variety
7 Dec 1917
p. 49.
Wid's
22 Dec 1917
p. 1843.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Twisted Soul
Release Date:
26 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
17 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11722
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Brothers James and Allen Mornington are both addicted to cocaine and both believe that their addiction is caused by a hereditary failing. James rises to the position of judge, but when Allen is brought into his court on drug charges, James resigns. The two brothers, along with James's daughter, Hilda, then retire to the country to fight their desire for drugs. Although James is under a doctor's care for his habit, Allen continues to supply his brother with cocaine. The doctor discovers this and in an argument is shot and killed by Allen. The murder snaps James's mind and Hilda, believing that her father is guilty, assumes the blame for the crime. She is convicted and sentenced to be hanged when the doctor's assistant, Franklin Shirley, comes to her aid. Shirley induces his friend, criminologist Mortimer Gildane, to take Hilda's case, and Gildane succeeds in extracting a confession from Allen. Acquitted of the crime, Hilda still fears falling heir to her family's predilection towards drugs, until Franklin dispels her apprehensions and she agrees to marry ... +


Brothers James and Allen Mornington are both addicted to cocaine and both believe that their addiction is caused by a hereditary failing. James rises to the position of judge, but when Allen is brought into his court on drug charges, James resigns. The two brothers, along with James's daughter, Hilda, then retire to the country to fight their desire for drugs. Although James is under a doctor's care for his habit, Allen continues to supply his brother with cocaine. The doctor discovers this and in an argument is shot and killed by Allen. The murder snaps James's mind and Hilda, believing that her father is guilty, assumes the blame for the crime. She is convicted and sentenced to be hanged when the doctor's assistant, Franklin Shirley, comes to her aid. Shirley induces his friend, criminologist Mortimer Gildane, to take Hilda's case, and Gildane succeeds in extracting a confession from Allen. Acquitted of the crime, Hilda still fears falling heir to her family's predilection towards drugs, until Franklin dispels her apprehensions and she agrees to marry him. +

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