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Credited cast:
George Nichols ...
The Old Soldier
Kate Bruce ...
The Old Soldier's Wife
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The Old Soldier's Son
Florence La Badie ...
The Son's Girlfriend
Francis J. Grandon ...
The Son's Girlfriend's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clara T. Bracy
William J. Butler ...
A Settler
Edward Dillon ...
The Wagon Driver
Gladys Egan ...
One of the Children
Dell Henderson ...
A Soldier
Wilfred Lucas
Alfred Paget ...
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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There is a very exciting fight with the Indians
7 March 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

In this western picture an old soldier brings his family up in the true military manner. One day the oldest boy desires to go to see his sweetheart, but his stern military parent objects and says if he goes he goes for good. But the boy goes and returns to find the door barred against him. However, because he is locked out he discovers that a band of Indians is going on the warpath and succeeds in securing the assistance of soldiers in time to save his family and his sweetheart. The military training was helpful. It enabled him to hold the Indians at bay until help arrived. There is a very exciting fight with the Indians shown. - The Moving Picture World, July 15, 1911


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