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Union soldiers march off to battle amid cheering crowds. After the battle turns against the Union Army, one soldier runs away, hiding in his girlfriend's house. Ashamed of his cowardice, he finds his courage and crosses enemy lines to bring help to his trapped comrades. Written by Anonymous

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Lionel Barrymore and D.W. Griffith
14 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In 1911, the 33 year old Lionel Barrymore was cast in the D.W. Griffith short film, 'Fighting Blood', and then in this film, 'The Battle'. Griffith was 36 at the time, and mobilised Barrymore's career to go into talking Hollywood in the 30's and 40's with James Stewart in 'It's A Wonderful Life'.


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