Thou Shalt Not (1914)

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Produced and directed by Universal Pictures stalwart Will H. Davis, Thou Shalt Not offered character actor Stuart Holmes one of his biggest and flashiest screen roles. Set in the Frozen North, the film focuses on a romantic triangle involving a prospector, his wife, and the wife's no-good lover. During a showdown with the lover, the husband kills the man, but "pays" for his crime when his wife dies of a long and painful illness. Our hero finds redemption when he falls in love with the sister of the man he killed. Managing to elude the authorities, the now-reformed prospector starts life anew with his lady love. Thou Shalt Not ran four reels, which translated roughly to 60 minutes' screen time.



death, escape, jealousy, love, manslaughter