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Swords and Hearts (1911)

 -  Drama | Short | War  -  28 August 1911 (USA)
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A poor girl is secretly in love with a wealthy young planter. During the Civil War she helps him escape capture by Union soldiers. After the war, with his fortune gone, she confesses that she loves him.

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Cast overview:
Wilfred Lucas ...
Hugh Frazier
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Irene Lambert
Dorothy West ...
Jenny Baker
William J. Butler ...
Old Ben (as W.J. Butler)
Charles West ...
The Union Suitor
Verner Clarges ...
Hugh's Father
Francis J. Grandon ...
Jenny's Father
Alfred Paget ...
1st Bushwhacker
W.C. Robinson ...
2nd Bushwhacker
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A poor girl is secretly in love with a wealthy young planter. During the Civil War she helps him escape capture by Union soldiers. After the war, with his fortune gone, she confesses that she loves him.

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Go West, Young Man
14 October 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Dorothy West (as Jennie Baker) is of the "poor white class" in old Virginia; she longs for the love of Wilfred Lucas (as Hugh Frazier), the son of a wealthy tobacco planter; but, he only has eyes for the beautiful, calculating Claire McDowell (as Irene Lambert). After going off to join the Civil War, Mr. Lucas steals away from the fighting - to take in some relaxation time with Ms. McDowell. Ms. West has observed the tryst, and unselfishly saves Lucas from a bushwhacking by Union soldiers. Later, Lucas loses his estate in the war, so McDowell rejects him. When all seems lost, Lucas notices West's worth; and, they receive a pleasant surprise from slavishly loyal William J. Butler (as Old Ben). The performances in D.W. Griffith's "Swords and Hearts" are nice; especially that of West, they help convey much of the characters' feelings. The story, and use of the loyal "black-faced" Caucasian slave, drag the film down, however.

*** Swords and Hearts (8/28/11) D.W. Griffith ~ Dorothy West, Wilfred Lucas, Claire McDowell


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