The poetic and sentimental theme of the old Southland song is the moving crux investing an interesting story of love and comedy daring the reconstruction period, south of Mason and Dixon's ... See full summary »

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Colonel Lukas (as Harry G. Lonsdale)
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Bob Lucas - the Colonel's Son
Walter Roberts ...
Major Burke
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Nell Burke
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The Overseer of the Plantation (as Lafayette McKee)
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The poetic and sentimental theme of the old Southland song is the moving crux investing an interesting story of love and comedy daring the reconstruction period, south of Mason and Dixon's Line. The hero, Bob Lucas, a fiery Southerner and the heroine, Nell Burke, a young Northern girl, live on adjoining plantations. They follow nature's line of least resistance, and fall in love. Colonel Lucas, of the old school of Southerners, has a deep-set hatred for the Northerners. The aged negro, Uncle Abe, good-naturedly assists the clandestine meetings of the youngsters and does his best to keep them from the knowledge of his Massa', the old Colonel. When that redoubtable old fire eater discovers the situation and what he considers a misalliance, he disowns his son, and orders him to leave the plantation at once and forever. Bob Lucas, dutifully accepts snap judgment, follows orders, goes to the North and, in an Eastern city, eventually amasses a fortune by selling cotton short when the market... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 June 1913 (USA)  »

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Insensible of the finer points
17 September 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A story of the South with some Northern scenes to give contrast and suggest the longing for home that the old song carries. The cotton planting colonel doesn't like his new neighbors, because they are Northerners and, when his son falls in love with the daughter of the newcomers, he disowns him. The lad goes North and makes a fortune on the market out of conditions that ruin the old colonel, but comes back after learning from a darkie, of conditions at home, in time to buy the old homestead. Harry Lonsdale, as the colonel, and the player who takes the role of his wife act in a very natural and convincing way at most times; but all the leading players do fairly well. Jack Nelson and Winnifred Greenwood have the romantic roles. The offering stands best on its special views, darkie cabin scenes, river vistas with quiet waters and grey beard moss hanging over them, etc. Its author is Gilson Willets and it was produced by Hardee Kirkland. The story is not wonderful and seems insensible of the finer points, but the picture makes a very likable offering. - The Moving Picture World, June 21, 1913


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