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His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)

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A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in an exciting battle sequence, ... See full summary »

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Wilfred Lucas ...
George
Dell Henderson ...
Colonel Frazier
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Colonel Frazier's Wife
Edith Haldeman ...
The Fraziers' Child
Dorothy West ...
The Daughter as an Adult
Harry Hyde ...
The Daughter's Sweetheart
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Linda Arvidson
Dorothy Bernard
Kate Bruce
Adele DeGarde
Gladys Egan
Grace Henderson
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A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in an exciting battle sequence, George continues in his caring duties, faithful to his trust. Events continue to turn for the worse when invading Yankee soldiers arrive to loot and torch the widow's home. George saves the officer's daughter and battle sword by braving the flames. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Very Good Short Film by D.W. Griffith
4 February 2004 | by (Walnut Creek, Ca.) – See all my reviews

D.W. Griffith's 1911 film "His Trust" is about colored servant George who takes care of the wife and child after the husband died in battle. Good films. Better than average on most levels, although the black face makeup remained the prime focus of the civil war film. Followed by sequel released a week after this film during its initial run in theaters.


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