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The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913)

The fact that an Indian tribe is eating puppies starts an action packed battle in a western town.

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Sally Cameron
Leslie Loveridge ...
The Waif
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The Waifs' Uncle
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The Father
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Melissa Harlow
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William A. Carroll ...
The Mexican
Frank Opperman ...
The Indian Chief
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The Indian Chief's Son
Joseph McDermott ...
The Waifs' Guardian
Jennie Lee ...
The Waifs' Guardian
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Kate Bruce ...
Settler
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The fact that an Indian tribe is eating puppies starts an action packed battle in a western town.

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December 1913 (USA)  »

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A Batalha de Elderbusch Gulch  »

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The film was released in Germany four and a half months before its official premiere in the US. See more »

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Featured in Langlois (1970) See more »

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Set the standard for action films

Some of the reviewers here have foolishly judged this silent film by political-correctness standards of today.

"Battle" was an excellent film for several reasons, correctly noted by more rational reviewers: Superb cast, lots of action, innovative editing and photography.

Its stars were in effect the D.W. Griffith stock company and to this silent movie fan, that is inducement enough to watch it and to enjoy it.

I saw it many years ago and just watched it again at YouTube; that was a very poor quality print, but coupled with my memory of a good print in a real theater, I can justifiably recommend this to reasonable people and film historians.

This is added in almost March, 2015. Here is a good print at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k92jpf0eBAs

I do hope you will watch and enjoy it.


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