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The Old Soldier
Kate Bruce ...
The Old Soldier's Wife
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The Old Soldier's Son
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The Son's Girlfriend's Father
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Clara T. Bracy
William J. Butler ...
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One of the Children
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A Soldier
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A Soldier / Among Indians
W.C. Robinson ...
A Settler
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An old soldier on the frontier, the father of a dozen children, a staunch patriot himself, brings these children up with rigid military training. He conducts his household as a garrison with strict discipline, drills, etc. On the evening of the day the picture opens, the oldest boy wishes to go out to make a call on his sweetheart, but the old soldier commands the boy to stay at home. This command the boy is loath to obey, but his father, himself brought up under rigid military rule, rails at his insubordination of the boy, and threatens that if the boy goes out he goes for good. The boy does go, however, and returning finds sure enough the door barred against him. Sad and homeless he wanders, but it is fortunate he goes for the next morning he views from a distance a tribe of Indians starting out on the warpath. With this lead, he with valiant effort, secures the aid of a troop of patrolling soldiers, who rescue the boy's family and sweetheart just in time. The military training ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Fighting Blood (1911)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith film has a young man fighting with his Civil War veteran father. After the fight the boy leaves home but notices some Indians are planning an attack so he must race back and help save his family. Griffith is at the top of his game here in this all out action film that has plenty of gunfights and some nice, intense action at the end. Even though the film only runs 11-minutes the director is able to get a real epic feel due in large part to the long overhead shots and some very tight editing.


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