His Brother's Keeper (1921)

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Hypnotism -- or, as screenwriter N. Brewster Morse put it, "thought transference" -- played a big part in this long-lost but potentially interesting silent melodrama. Rex Radcliffe (L. Rogers Lytton), the vice-president of the Northern Atlantic Railroad, hypnotizes secretary, Harvey Weer (Gladden James) to murder the company's president, William Harding (Frazer Coulter), who stands in the way of a crooked merger. When Harding's daughter Helen (Martha Mansfield) also appears to be under Radcliffe's unsavory influence, Mrs. Weer (Ann Drew), the accused killer's wife, brings in rival railroad president John Bonham (Albert L. Barrett) to investigate the strange case.