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The Dream Cheater (The Dream Cheater) (1920)

Directed by
Ernest C. Warde Ernest C. Warde


Starring
J. Warren Kerrigan J. Warren Kerrigan
Brandon McShane
Wedgwood Nowell Wedgwood Nowell
Angus Burton
Alice Wilson Alice Wilson
Mimi Gascoigne
Joseph J. Dowling Joseph J. Dowling
Shib Mizah
Tom Guise Tom Guise
Patrick Fitz-George
Fritzi Brunette Fritzi Brunette
Pauline Mahon


Written by
Jack Cunningham Jack Cunningham
Honore de Balzac Honore de Balzac
story Le peau de chagrin


Description: Brandon McShane (J. Warren Kerrigan) is a poverty-stricken young writer who moves into a room in the tenement home of Pauline Mahon (Fritzi Brunette) and her mother (Aggie Herring). Because of his association with a fickle young widow, he meets a mysterious Oriental who gives him a magic skin. The skin will fulfill all his wishes with one catch -- with each wish it shrinks, and when it finally disappears, its owner will die. Naturally, McShane wishes wealth both on himself and the Mahons, but then he is stuck with the realization that he is in a fix -- with the vaguest wish for a match to light his cigarette, the skin shrinks. F ... (more)
Tags: Spiritual Cinema (1), Reality (1), Negativity (1), Horror (1), Fantasy/sci-fi (1), MMG (1)
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