A Modern Cain

Year of Release:   1921
Genre:   Drama
Rating:  N/A
Studio:  J. W. Fife Productions
Director:   J. W. Fife
Black & White
Cast:   Norman Ward (William Moore), Ted Williams (Paul Moore), Fred J. Williams (Everett Moore), Vivian Carrols (Leonore Blackwell).
Synopsis:   William and Paul Moore are twin brothers who were orphaned at an early age and raised by their uncle.  When they grow up, William invests his inheritance in a business, but Paul squanders his share. They both fall in love with the same girl and Paul, who is jealous of William, pushes his brother off a cliff and reports him missing and presumed dead.  William survives the fall though he develops amnesia.  Fortunately, a doctor cures him, and William finds his way back home where he learns that Paul has died from drug addiction.  At last he is free to marry the girl he loves without further complication.
Source(s):   TCM; Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960 by American Film Institute.

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