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The Hessian Renegades (1909)

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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,... See full summary »

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Hessian
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Hessian
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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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6 September 1909 (USA)  »

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1776, or The Hessian Renegades  »

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2 by Griffith
7 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Little Darling (1909)

*** (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith short about a bunch of bachelors who try to impress a woman by buying her niece some toys since she's coming to town. What they don't know is that this young girl is actually an older woman (Mary Pickford). This is more of a minor piece for Griffith but the comic timing is nice.

1776 (1909)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith short set during the American Revolution. An American soldier must get a letter of warning to George Washington while being cased by some British troops. Here's one where Griffith goes all out with an interesting story, great editing and some nice suspense. The film works very well as an early thriller. Mary and Lottie Pickford star along with Henry B. Walthall.


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