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Fred as a Soldier (1913)

Fred decides to become a soldier, but as a matter of fact he lacks most of the requirements necessary to stand as a bulwark against his country's foes. He is stout and healthy enough and ... See full summary »
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Fred decides to become a soldier, but as a matter of fact he lacks most of the requirements necessary to stand as a bulwark against his country's foes. He is stout and healthy enough and for this reason he is admitted to the army, but he lacks courage and in the end this proves to be his downfall. The story is built around wholesome comedy lines and the fun is calculated to keep the average audience in the best of good humor from the moment the film is shown until its conclusion. Fred first makes himself the laughing stock of the army by failing to make good at the trials of strength and agility. In jumping the horses of the gymnasium he is a positive failure and when called upon to climb a rope he calls for assistance before being able to meet the requirements. But in spite of his failings he is admitted to the ranks of the privates and carries himself with dignity until he is ordered to take his turn at target practice. On the rifle range he tries to perform the almost impossible ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 March 1913 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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