During the American Revolution, a Hessian soldier is rejected by a young American girl. Embittered, he betrays her and the man she loves, a veteran of the battle for Lexington, and both die in a savage Indian attack in the Mohawk Valley.

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Jane McCrea
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A romance founded on facts of history, and pictures. Jane McCrea, beloved by David Jones, who through a sense of loyalty to King George leaves the colonies to join the British army, placing Jane in charge of his friend, Aaron Knox. The story follows Jane from the first entrance of the British into Lexington during the campaigns of Ethen Allen, and on the field of Bunker Hill where she is taken prisoner. A Hessian, Count Von Meyer, furnishes the dark side of the story as he falls in love with Jane and is spurned for his improper advances. Jane is befriended at different times by both General Washington, of the American army, and General Howe, of the British army. The latter shows the spirit of a true English gentleman when he gives Jane a release from Boston and saves her from the unwelcome attentions of Von Meyer. The final scenes of the story are laid at Fort Edwards, New York, where Jane, despite the warning of Aaron Knox, tries to meet David when she learns he is with the British, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Romance | War

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30 December 1911 (USA)  »

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It's a tragic story clearly told with many distinguished scenes
12 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A two-reel number, telling a Revolutionary War story. Through one of the early scenes Paul Revere brings news of the British entrance on Lexington. Their arrival at Lexington is shown by scenes made on the spot. Jane McCrea, the Pride of Lexington, herself helps gather the patriot minutemen who harass the retreat which she watches from a window in her house. Later, while carrying powder horns to the minute-men she is wounded. Of the girl's two lovers, one sides with the British and the other in the conflict wounds him with a bayonet. For this he suffers great remorse. Jane is captured after the Battle of Bunker Hill, which is a very commendable picture; but General Howe permits her to go to her friends. Her British lover, who has recovered, is sent on a very dangerous mission. He is captured and is to be hanged as a spy although he is not one. Jane pleads with George Washington for her lover's life and it is given to her. It's a tragic story clearly told with many distinguished scenes. It is well acted. The last scene makes a commendable ending. - The Moving Picture World, January 6, 1912


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