The Civil War has begun, and Mace Brewer goes to the front, leaving his young wife alone. His friend, Joe Saunders, also has to leave his aged mother and answer the call of duty to his ... See full summary »

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Joe Saunders - the Blacksmith
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Mace Brewer
Frank Richardson ...
Surgeon Dougherty
Frank Clark ...
Surgeon Mullen (as Frank M. Clark)
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Doctor Lytton (as Frederick Huntley)
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Mary Brewer Saunders
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The Civil War has begun, and Mace Brewer goes to the front, leaving his young wife alone. His friend, Joe Saunders, also has to leave his aged mother and answer the call of duty to his country. The misfortunes of war claim Mace, and at night as Joe, sorely wounded, limps off the battlefield, he leaves Mace for dead. Soldiers burying the dead, discover life in Mace and he is hurried to the hospital, where the surgeons succeed in reviving him. Thinking Mace dead, Joe writes to his mother of this tragedy, and she sadly shows the letter to the wife. Joe returns. Mace's widow calls for the details of his death. After recovering from the operation it is found that Mace's mind is affected, and he is taken to an asylum for treatment. A year passes and we see Joe a sturdy blacksmith, being visited in his shop by his mother and the widow with whom he is plainly in love, but he lacks the courage to tell her so. Finally one Sunday on the way home from church, he manages to slip a note into her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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17 August 1911 (USA)  »

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Enoch Arden is told over again with a variation
4 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

In this film the story of Enoch Arden is told over again with a variation upon the original theme which may or may not add interest, according to the views of the individual. Two men go to war. One is apparently killed on the battle field and the other is wounded. The wounded man returns home and ultimately weds the supposed widow. The man left for dead is revived and as his mind is a blank, is sent to a sanitarium. In two years he is cured, has his memory and returns to find that his former friend has married the supposed widow and that they have a child. Unlike the original Enoch Arden this one does not leave them in blissful ignorance of his presence. He makes himself known and the shock of the recognition is a dramatic scene well-acted. The woman, torn with conflicting emotions, allows old-fashioned ideas of honor to prevail, places the baby in its father's arms and goes with her lawful husband. - The Moving Picture World, September 2, 1911


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