The Devil's Double (1916)
Directed by
William S. Hart
Written by
J.G. Hawks (also story)
Genre: Short / Western

Plot Summary: Painter Van Dyke Tarleton is consumed by his desire to complete his masterwork, a portrait of Lucifer.
But he lacks the proper model who can portray the evil soul of the devil. Sent out West with his wife Naomi for his health,
Tarleton encounters outlaw Bowie Blake and sees in Blake the face he needs for his painting. Blake is not interested in
modeling, but agrees after Naomi's entreaties. Blake begins to fall in love with Naomi, especially as Tarleton insults her
persistently in order to obtain the proper expression on Blake's face as he paints. Blake leaves them, unable to stand the
situation. But when outlaws assault Tarleton and his wife, Blake returns to resolve the conflict once and for all.

Cast (credits order)
William S. Hart .... 'Bowie' Blake
Enid Markey .... Naomi Tarleton
Robert McKim .... Van Dyke Tarleton
Kisaburo Kurihara .... Jose Ramirez

Runtime: 5 min.
Country: USA
Color: Black and White
Sound Mix: Silent

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