The World, the Flesh and the Devil
The year 1914 in film involved some significant events, including the debut of Cecil B. DeMille as a director.-Events:*The 3,300-seat Mark Strand Theatre opens in New York City....
) was a British
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, and was the world's first dramatic feature film
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to be photographed in color. The film, now considered a lost film
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, was made using the additive color
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The title comes from the Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer is the short title of a number of related prayer books used in the Anglican Communion, as well as by the Continuing Anglican, "Anglican realignment" and other Anglican churches. The original book, published in 1549 , in the reign of Edward VI, was a product of the English...
: "From all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil, spare us, good Lord."
An intensely unhappy woman hatches a plot to switch the babies of a poor family and a rich family. But the nurse hired to pull off this transfer refuses to go through with it, leaving each baby with its proper family. When the babies are grown, the man from the poor family (who has been led to believe that he did come from the rich family) goes to the house of the other and throws him out. The remainder of the movie deals with the frustrations of mistaken identity.
- Frank Esmond — Nicholas Brophy
- Stella St. Audrie — Caroline Stanger
- Warwick Wellington — Sir James Hall
- Charles Carter — Rupert Stanger / Dyke
- Rupert Harvey — Robert Hall
- Jack Denton
-Selected filmography:Actor* The World, the Flesh and the Devil * The Card * The York Mystery * Old Bill Through the Ages * The Notorious Mrs. Carrick Director* Barnaby...
— George Grigg
- Gladys Cunningham — Mrs. Brophy
- Frances Midgeley — Gertrude Grant
- Mercy Hatton
-Selected filmography:* The Harbour Lights * The World, the Flesh and the Devil * Beau Brocade * The Laughing Cavalier * The Sands of Time * The Case of Lady Camber * A Sportsman's Wife...
— Lady Hall
- H. Agar Lyons — The Devil
- Nell Carter — Beatrice Cuthbert
- Frank Stather — Inspector Toplin
- Roger Hamilton — Wylde