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The working title of this film was The Devil's Trade-Mark ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Devil's Trade-Mark . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 May 20
p. 2738.
MPN
22 May 20
p. 4404.
MPW
15 May 20
p. 984.
New York Morning Telegraph
9 May 1920.
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Variety
14 May 20
p. 35.
Wid's
16 May 20
p. 17.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Devil's Trade-Mark
Release Date:
2 May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Haworth Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 June 1920
Copyright Number:
LU15399
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Akbar Khan, a Hindu novelist living in Greenwich Village, uses his love affairs as inspiration for his books. When he exhausts all the story material from his affair with Indora, a young Persian girl, he deserts her. Virginia Crosby, a social worker, takes pity on Indora, who has failed in an attempt to kill Khan, and offers to win him back for her. Virginia pretends to fall in love with Khan and inspires him with tales of the devil's trademark, the emblem of a band of devil worshipers whose hero is named Hassa. In these tales, Hassa and a beautiful Hindu woman lead a series of adventures based upon the motif of devil worship. When Virginia jilts Khan before the last installment of the serial is written, she sends Indora to take her place, and Khan finally discovers his love for ... +


Akbar Khan, a Hindu novelist living in Greenwich Village, uses his love affairs as inspiration for his books. When he exhausts all the story material from his affair with Indora, a young Persian girl, he deserts her. Virginia Crosby, a social worker, takes pity on Indora, who has failed in an attempt to kill Khan, and offers to win him back for her. Virginia pretends to fall in love with Khan and inspires him with tales of the devil's trademark, the emblem of a band of devil worshipers whose hero is named Hassa. In these tales, Hassa and a beautiful Hindu woman lead a series of adventures based upon the motif of devil worship. When Virginia jilts Khan before the last installment of the serial is written, she sends Indora to take her place, and Khan finally discovers his love for her. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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