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Credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lily Cahill ...
Woman in Farewell Crowd
Lloyd Carlton
Frank Evans ...
Confederate Soldier
Joseph Graybill
Guy Hedlund ...
Union Soldier / Confederate Soldier
Dell Henderson ...
Man in Farewell Crowd / Confederate Soldier
J. Jiquel Lanoe ...
Confederate Soldier
Walter Long
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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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Griffith and the Civil War
25 January 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fugitive, The (1910)

*** (out of 4)

Two soldiers, John the Southerner (Edwin August) and John the Northerner (Edward Dillon) leave their sweethearts and mothers behind to go fight in the war. Of course the two end up meeting on the battle field where the Southerner is killed. Soon afterwards the Northerner tries to take shelter at the home of his victim's mother. This is another interesting short from Griffith dealing with the Civil War. As you may notice none of them are that traditional and instead of doing an easy story the director tries to look at different aspects of the war. This time out the film really looks at the women who are often left behind wondering if their son or lovers will ever return. That aspect is a unique one and makes this film worth watching even when the story itself becomes a little far fetched. The two actors playing the soldiers do a fine job but it's Kate Bruce who steals the show as the Union soldiers mother. Dorothy West has a small role as well.


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