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Charles Le Bargy,
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Clara T. Bracy
During the American Revolution, a young soldier carrying a crucial message to General Washington is spotted and pursued by a group of enemy soldiers. He takes refuge with a civilian family, but is soon detected. The family and their neighbors must then make plans to see that the important message gets through after all. Written by
This is an early Pickford and Griffith project about the early stages of the 1976 revolution. The Renegade Hessians live in a farm house, but when the Brit's follow one of the renegades home he is forced to hide in a suitcase. The Brit's eventually find him out and chaos insues as the Brit's guard the house.
Pickford has a minor role in this short, but the part where she dresses up as a Brit soldier is funny/interesting.
The topic is also good and is one of the better Griffith films.
Its on screen title is "1776 or The Hessian Renegades". This is interestingly the #9 film on a tape of Hollywood's Attic (The Mary Pickford collection). The order of the films on the tape seems to be in decreasing order of how much Mary Pickford is in the film.
I recommend it, especially in light of increased amounts of 1776/patriotic/revolutionary films of late.
However, it is probably destined to get only minor viewing like so much early cinema.
My one dislike of the film is that it uses the same score as every other short on the tape and this monotony gets redundant.
Yet, the music score still helps and there are few titles throughout the show, so it flies by.
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