The Master Mind

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The Master Mind
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Directed by Oscar Apfel
Cecil B. DeMille (uncredited)
Written by Clara Beranger (scenario)
Story by David Daniel Cohen
Based on The Master Mind
by Daniel D. Carter
Starring Edmund Breese
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • May 11, 1914 (1914-05-11)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Master Mind is a 1914 American silent crime/drama film released by Paramount Pictures, directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille and stars Edmund Breese. The film is based on the play of the same name by Daniel D. Carter.[1]


The plot revolves around a defense attorney who, unable to obtain the acquittal of an innocent young man, concocts a complicated and diabolical scheme to revenge himself upon the prosecutor.


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