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The Great Sacrifice (1913)

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Jim Ward, a southerner, is engaged to Edith Blake, and escorts her to a dance on Christmas Eve. His brother, Jack, hangs a sprig of mistletoe on the veranda and entices the girls underneath... See full summary »

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Richard Stanton ...
Ray Myers ...
Jack Ward - the Union Brother in Blue
Herschel Mayall ...
Silas Green
Clara Williams ...
Edith Blake
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Jim Ward, a southerner, is engaged to Edith Blake, and escorts her to a dance on Christmas Eve. His brother, Jack, hangs a sprig of mistletoe on the veranda and entices the girls underneath it, when he kisses them. Edith has just fallen a victim to Jack's trap and he has clasped her in his arms, when Jim, ignorant of the true state of things, looks out. Angry and hurt, he goes home without a word and thereafter avoids Edith, who is puzzled at his actions, but too proud to ask an explanation. She accepts the attentions of Jack, who falls in love with her. The war breaks out and Jim is among the first to answer the call for men, being made a Hententot. Thrilling scenes of battle are shown in which Jim takes part. Jack marries Edith and stays at home, and, the family fortunes having dwindled on account of the war, he is unable to meet a mortgage held by Silas Green. Green makes a demand for payment, and as he leaves Jack's home he is captured by northern soldiers, who draft him into the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 January 1913 (USA)  »

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