GenreDrama Running time50 minutes Story byJ. Grubb Alexander
LanguageSilent (English intertitles) Release dateMay 2, 1920 (1920-05-02) WriterJ. Grubb Alexander (screenplay), J. Grubb Alexander (story) CastColleen Moore (indora), Rhea Mitchell (Virginia Crosby), Sessue Hayakawa (Akbar Khan / Hassan) Similar moviesColleen Moore appears in The Devils Claim and The Busher, The Rounders (1914), Mabels Married Life (1914), A Film Johnnie (1914), Between Showers (1914)
The Devil's Claim is a 1920 American silent drama film starring Sessue Hayakawa and Colleen Moore. A print of this film survives.
As summarized in a film publication, Akbar Khan, a novelist in New York, uses his love affairs as inspiration for his books. His current affair is with Indora, a Persian girl. However, the passion has left the relationship and he casts her out. Social worker Virginia Crosby comes to her aid and pretends to fall for Khan. He is inspired to write about "The Devil’s Trademark" (this was the working title of the film), an adaption of a serial for a popular magazine. The film flashes to his vision of the story, which is set in Paris with Khan as the hero Hassan. Hassan’s companion in the story is a beautiful Hindu woman. The story includes a stolen talisman, a blindfolded marriage, Egyptian sorceresses, a sect of devil worshipers, and reincarnated evil spirits. Virginia then leaves Khan before the story is finished, and sends for Indora, who steps into her place.