A stirring episode of the Civil War. At the beginning of the Civil War, Kentucky attempted to hold a neutral position between the belligerents, and her sons decided for themselves which ... See full summary »

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Verner Clarges ...
Mr. Wilkinson
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Robert, the Confederate Son
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A stirring episode of the Civil War. At the beginning of the Civil War, Kentucky attempted to hold a neutral position between the belligerents, and her sons decided for themselves which side's cause to take up; hence it was that many a Kentucky home was divided. The sentiment of the people seemed evenly balanced, and when old Mr. Wilkinson entered with the newspaper heralding the proclamation, "War Is Declared," George, his youngest son, took up the Union flag, declaring his intention to fight under its stripes, calling to his brother Robert to do likewise. But Bob's heart is with the Confederates, and he declines to listen to his brother's reasoning and so goes to enlist in the Southern army. The old Kentucky home is divided; it is brother against brother. Later, Robert is selected as the bearer of sealed orders, and as he will probably have to pass the Union lines, he is attired in Union uniform. Starting on his perilous journey, he is soon dangerously near the Union outposts, where... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 September 1909 (USA)  »

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Taken Seriously by the Critics
31 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

It was at this point when D.W. Griffith's films were being reviewed by the New York Times that the West Coast began to take him seriously. His work was no longer underground but becoming mainstream. Eventually, he could produce something that the public would want so that he could buy his own apartment.


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