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The Family's Honor (1913)

Lieutenant Adams, U.S.A., on special duty in Cuba in the fall of 1897 fell deeply in love with Alva Bellins, daughter of General Bellins of the Spanish army. Shortly after the war broke out... See full summary »

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(as Rex Hitchcock)
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Charles Sutton
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Alva Bellins
William Chalfin
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(as Rex Hitchcock)
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Lieutenant Adams, U.S.A., on special duty in Cuba in the fall of 1897 fell deeply in love with Alva Bellins, daughter of General Bellins of the Spanish army. Shortly after the war broke out in 1888, General Bellins was killed in action. Jose, his son, Alva's twin brother, was at his father's aide when he fell. Just before his death the general gave Jose important dispatches to be delivered to another division of the Spanish army. The death of his father paralyzed Jose with terror. A wild impulse for flight seized him and flinging to the winds all thoughts of the honor which had always been attached to the Bellins name, he fled from the field, crept to his home, divested himself of the uniform and put on civilian's clothes. Alva knocked on his door as he finished dressing. Ashamed to face her, Jose escaped by the window and Alva entering found the uniform and the dispatches General Bellins had given to Jose realizing the situation. Alva decided to return the honor her brother had ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 October 1913 (USA)  »

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Realistically handled
8 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

A story of the Spanish-American War. The opening scene is a built-up picture of the old Maine lying in Havana harbor. The setting, as well as the later explosion, is realistically handled. Altogether it is a very good picture, impressive at times, in spite of the manifest handicaps imposed on a director when he tries to make a Cuban picture in the North. - The Moving Picture World, October 25, 1913


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