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The Hessian Renegades (1909)

 -  Drama | Short | War  -  6 September 1909 (USA)
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Colonial Army Messenger
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Linda Arvidson ...
Farmer
Kate Bruce ...
Soldier's Family
William J. Butler ...
Farmer
Verner Clarges ...
Farmer
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Farmer
Arthur V. Johnson ...
Hessian
James Kirkwood ...
Messenger's Father
Marion Leonard
Wilfred Lucas
George Nichols ...
Hessian
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
Hessian
Lottie Pickford
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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 Snow Leopard

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D.W. Griffith and Wagner
13 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In 'The Hessian Renegades', D.W. Griffith wasn't known for his use of classical music as a score like he did with Wagner in 'The Birth of a Nation'. As Bernard Herrmann was not on the scene as yet, film directors had to rely on classical composers, but Griffith took the cheap option and used the same score again and again.


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