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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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Truly exceptional from a cinematic point of view
20 February 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A Civil War veteran treats his family like they are in the military--with drills and him firmly in command. However, his oldest son has had enough and stomps off in disgust. The father, in turn, disowns the boy. However, soon after this there is an Indian attack on the homestead and the boy springs into action. It's absolutely filled with gunfire, smoke and action from here on in the movie.

When I watched "Fighting Blood", I was less interested in the story and much more captivated by the amazing cinematography. While the film was made in the early days of movies, some of the camera-work was truly on the cutting edge. Moving cameras, a breathtaking view of the besieged home from well above (either by using a crane or filming from a hillside) and a nice delicate touch directing make this one of D.W. Griffith's best films--at least technically speaking. Very impressive.


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