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The House with Closed Shutters (1910)

 -  Short | Drama  -  8 August 1910 (USA)
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During the Civil War a young soldier loses his nerve in battle and runs away to his home to hide; his sister puts on his uniform, takes her brother's place in the battle, and is killed. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Henry B. Walthall ...
The Confederate soldier
Grace Henderson ...
Dorothy West ...
Joseph Graybill ...
Charles West ...
William J. Butler ...
The colored servant (as W. J. Butler)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwin August
Verner Clarges ...
In Lee's Tent
John T. Dillon ...
On Porch / At Farewell / In Lee's Tent (as Jack Dillon)
Gladys Egan ...
On Porch / At Farewell
Frank Evans ...
In Lee's Tent
Francis J. Grandon ...
In Lee's Tent
Alfred Paget ...
On Porch / At Farewell
Mabel Van Buren ...
On Porch / At Farewell
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During the Civil War a young soldier loses his nerve in battle and runs away to his home to hide; his sister puts on his uniform, takes her brother's place in the battle, and is killed. Their mother, not wanting the shameful truth to become known, closes all the shutters (hence the film's title) and keeps her son's presence a secret for many years, though two boyhood chums stumble upon the truth... Written by Peter W. Many, Jr. (PMSusana)

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D.W. Griffith and the American Civil War
14 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

D.W. Griffith, like America, used Hollywood to try and reinterpret (and reinvent) the American Civil War in order to come to terms with their participation in the Atlantic Slave Trade, as well as their treatment of the indigenous community. 'The House with Closed Shutters' is one example of this trend.


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