The first full-length feature film to be released in color, the 1914 drama The World, the Flesh and the Devil was produced by Charles Urban and released by the World Film Company. A nasty, misogynistic woman decides to get even with the world by arranging for the babies of a poor and rich family to be switched. But the nurse hired to pull off this transfer refuses to go through with it, leaving each baby with its proper family. Years later, Robert Hall, the son of the wealthy family, is thrown out of his house by his poverty-stricken opposite number, who has been led to believe that he is the real Robert Hall. Thus begins a complicated and confusing "mistaken identity" plotline, with a few gratuitous thrills and spills thrown in for good measure.
by Hal Erickson synopsis