On the eve of the Civil War, a young southern girl chooses between two suitors. The man of her choice goes to fight under the Stars and Bars; the one who is rejected, his heart full of ... See full summary »
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Confederate Soldier, Lover
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On the eve of the Civil War, a young southern girl chooses between two suitors. The man of her choice goes to fight under the Stars and Bars; the one who is rejected, his heart full of bitterness, throws his fortunes in with the Union. Later the young Confederate is captured and the officer before whom he is brought to be questions turns out to be his old rival. But the man in blue is lacking in chivalry. He taunts his helpless foe, puts him in a cell, and by harsh treatment tries to break his spirit. The girl, hearing of her lover's plight, determines to rescue him. She eludes the sentries, reaches the outside of his prison, and passes the man a file with which he cuts away the bars. Then the two flee, but at the last moment are discovered. A sentry fires one shot, aimed at the man, but the fugitives reach their horse and ride away. The Union officer, enraged at the escape of his enemy, takes up the pursuit himself. He tracks the pair to the girl's home, which is just outside the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Romance | Short | War

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14 February 1911 (USA)  »

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Told with a directness and strength that is irresistible
20 November 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A war story that is different, in that it has a simple and direct theme and is without much of the panoply and show of war. The central thought is the change it makes when two enemies are brought together over the dead body of a mutually loved one. This is what happens in the picture, and it displays the fact of war in its true colors. Assisting her lover to escape the girl is hit by the shot of the sentry, and when the men go to arrest the fugitive they desist. They find him bending over the dead body of his fiancée. This is the simple story, yet it is told with a directness and strength that is irresistible, and develops a feeling of pity, as well as interest, in the minds of the audience. The acting and setting are in harmony with the subject. It would be hard to create anything better of the type. - The Moving Picture World, February 25, 1911


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