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The House with Closed Shutters (1910)

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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The Confederate soldier
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William J. Butler ...
The colored servant (as W. J. Butler)
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Verner Clarges ...
In Lee's Tent
John T. Dillon ...
On Porch / At Farewell / In Lee's Tent (as Jack Dillon)
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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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8 August 1910 (USA)  »

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La casa con las persianas echadas  »

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Works well despite its age
15 February 2001 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Despite its age and the fact that the acting is overly melodramatic even by silent movie standards (it's basically a photographed stage play), this short film remains thoroughly involving and its tragic premise still has the power to grip the emotions. Definitely worth a look if you can find a copy!


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