Col. Prescott, one of the heroes of Bunker Hill, is busily engaged drilling his company of Minute Men. Among them is Jack Harrow, who shows such enthusiasm and ability that Prescott singles... See full summary »

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Charles Ogle
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Col. Prescott, one of the heroes of Bunker Hill, is busily engaged drilling his company of Minute Men. Among them is Jack Harrow, who shows such enthusiasm and ability that Prescott singles him out and promotes him to lieutenancy. .lack is delighted and on the way home tells his sweetheart Jane of his good fortune. He pleads for a promotion in her eyes also and after a few moments' hesitation she consents to become his wife. The wedding takes place in due time, but scarcely are they pronounced man and wife when Prescott bursts into the room with the news that the men are needed to fight. Hastily calling his men to arms he is confronted by Jane, who passionately declares that she will not let her husband go to war. Prescott finally persuades her that it is her duty to let him go. After bidding him a tearful farewell she collapses in her mother's arms. We next see Prescott and Jack under the direction of General Warren, throwing up the earthworks on Bunker Hill, in the middle of the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 August 1911 (USA)  »

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United States History Series #3: The Battle of Bunker Hill  »

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There are very few British soldiers
3 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is the third in the series of historical pictures the Edison Company is releasing from time to time. It is good, but not so good as the two that have preceded it. The picture of .the battle is what might be called a full-faced picture and it isn't effective. This is due mostly to the fact that there are very few British soldiers and also that there are too many actors among the Americans who seem not deeply interested in the outcome of the event. The love story also might have been acted a little more convincingly. It is hard for a grown actor to play the part of a bashful youth pleasingly. The hero of the incident is played by a good actor, but one watching him, longs to have him straighten up and make love like an officer and a gentleman. - The Moving Picture World, August 26, 1911


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