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Kate Bruce ...
Confederate Mother
Edward Dillon ...
John, Confederate Son
Clara T. Bracy ...
Union Mother (as Clara T. Bracey)
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John, Union Son
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Confederate Son's Fiancée
Lucy Cotton ...
Union Son's Fiancée
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Lily Cahill ...
Woman in Farewell Crowd
Lloyd Carlton
Frank Evans ...
Confederate Soldier
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Union Soldier / Confederate Soldier
Dell Henderson ...
Man in Farewell Crowd / Confederate Soldier
J. Jiquel Lanoe ...
Confederate Soldier
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Two Johns, a Confederate and an Union soldier, leave their family to go to the front. After a skirmish they end up separated from their respective sides, the Union soldier shoots the Confederate, but he has to escape and look for refuge in the house of his enemy. Written by Melmoth

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Dueling Johns
14 October 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In the sting of the Civil War, mothers and sweethearts must wait and worry as their sons and lovers go off to the front. Forthwith, a Southerner named John (Edwin August) goes off to fight for the Confederacy. Meanwhile, a Northerner named John (Edward Dillon) goes off to fight for the Union. Naturally, the two opposing soldiers named John have a mother (Kate Bruce or Clara T. Bracey) and a sweetheart (Dorothy West or Lucy Cotton) waiting for their safe return. As fate would have it, the Johns meet on the battlefield, and one shoots the other. Later, Mr. August (of the Union) finds himself alone and pursued; the only refuge is the home belonging to Ms. Bruce, mother of the Confederate officer he shot. Thinking first as a mother, she hides "The Fugitive". Then, her wounded son is brought home! A nice idea, but rather slightly told, from director D.W. Griffith.

*** The Fugitive (11/7/10) D.W. Griffith ~ Edwin August, Edward Dillon, Kate Bruce


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