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A Dixie Mother (1910)

 -  Short | Drama  -  17 December 1910 (USA)
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Surrounded by the Union troops the Dixie mother's younger son is afraid to venture outside the house and rejoin his regiment. She urges him to go forth and battle for the cause; places a ... See full summary »

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Mary Maurice ...
The Dixie Mother
Charles Kent ...
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Carlyle Blackwell ...
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Florence Turner
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Surrounded by the Union troops the Dixie mother's younger son is afraid to venture outside the house and rejoin his regiment. She urges him to go forth and battle for the cause; places a sword in his hand and again tells him to go, and inspires him with the zeal of her own feelings. He has hardly left the old mansion with his brother when he is shot dead by a detachment of Union soldiers and his brother is wounded. Rushing from the house, the mother looks upon her dead son, accuses the Union officer of the deed; he shows her he has only a sword and it must have been done by a bullet fired by one of his men. The officer is very courteous and expresses sorrow for her bereavement. The boy's body is carried into the house. The young officer and the scouts depart, taking prisoner the wounded son who is sent to a hospital tent of the Union encampment. After the soldiers have gone, the father comes from the secret chamber where he hid upon the approach of the enemy, beholds the body of his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Early Norma Talmadge short survives in archive.

This is one of scores of shorts made by Norma Talmadge at the start of her career. It is also one of thirty such shorts known to have survived. A copy is housed at the National Film and Television Museum in London. This information is gleaned from Greta de Groat's web site on Norma Talmadge.


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