The Master Mind

Not to be confused with the Lionel Barrymore film The Master Mind (1920 film)

The Master Mind
Newspaper advertisement, 1914
Directed byOscar Apfel
Cecil B. DeMille (uncredited)
Written byClara Beranger (scenario)
Story byDavid Daniel Cohen
Based onThe Master Mind
by Daniel D. Carter
StarringEdmund Breese
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 11, 1914 (1914-05-11)
CountryUnited States
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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