Captain Nathan Hale receives orders from General Washington to join General Putnam in the defense of Long Island. On his way he stops to visit his sweetheart, where he rinds his rival, ... See full summary »
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Captain Nathan Hale receives orders from General Washington to join General Putnam in the defense of Long Island. On his way he stops to visit his sweetheart, where he rinds his rival, Dalton, who has just proposed to and been rejected by Dorothy. Dalton, seeing that Hale is the favored suitor, resolves to be a soldier also, and promptly enlists with the British. Hale proceeds to Long Island, where he and his command fight bravely to prevent the British advance, but Howe and Clinton hurl such an overwhelming force against the little array that they are obliged to take shelter in the forts. General Washington, seeing the impossibility of holding these, orders a retreat to New York. Leaving their camp fires burning, they silently steal out and under cover of a heavy fog, board the waiting boats and cross to New York. When Howe moves forward to the attack the next day, he finds nothing but a deserted camp. Washington, being anxious to learn the movements of the British, Hale volunteers ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 September 1911 (USA)  »

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United States History Series #5: The Death of Nathan Hale  »

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It tells the story of Hale much as all have read it in the books
23 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Another film in the historic series which is being released by this house. It tells the story of Hale much as all have read it in the books, and keeps the important dates correct. Perhaps the most striking scene is the last, where the execution suddenly resolves into the statue of Hale which stands in City Hall Park in New York. This is startling, the change from the scene of the execution to the bustle of a great city. The actor plays Washington has not quite reached the dignity of the person her represents. Gen. Putnam is well reproduced, however, and the likeness of Hale is well maintained. Altogether, however, it is a good film and deserves to be included in the series of educational subjects. - The Moving Picture World, October 14, 1911


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