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Charles Eldridge ...
Father Werner
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Mother Werner
James Morrison ...
The Younger Werner Brother
Tefft Johnson ...
The Older Werner Brother
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When the two Werner brothers are called to the front it is not strange that the mother is very solicitous about the younger brother and enjoins the older boy to care for and defend him at all hazards. The English army is transported lo the Soudan and is now encamped in the midst of the activities of the campaign. A messenger arrives and announces that the Arabs and the Dervishes are preparing to attack the encampment. The younger of the two brothers is directed to act as an outpost on the border of the desert. He had .scarcely taken up his position on picket duty when he is dragged away to an Arabian village and imprisoned. A messenger rides into camp and informs the older boy that his brother is taken captive. He reaches the Arabian village and learns that his brother is soon to be put to death. The older brother overpowers a Dervish priest and dons his robes. He approaches the executioner and declares that Allah refuses the young man put to death. He is released, but before the two ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 December 1911 (USA)  »

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One can safely commend to everyone, for any kind of audience,
12 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

An English military drama with the Soudan, at the time of Kitchner's second campaign, as its background. It is remarkably well put on. There seems to be so much of the real thing in it that one wonders where the different scenes were found; intelligence and rare good luck must have combined to make them. The story is worthwhile and is admirably brought out, and this, with the freshness of its local interest, the desert life of the Tuaregs, makes it most deeply interesting. There is, in fact, something of a Kipling quality to it. The heroes of the story are two English soldiers. One is captured by the stately horsemen of the desert. The other disguises himself as a dervish and rescues him. There's a regiment of lancers in the picture, and a regiment of Scotch Highlanders, and there's a smoky battle scene. It is a picture that one can safely commend to everyone, for any kind of audience, even the most exacting. - The Moving Picture World, January 6, 1912


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