While standing on the porch of his home. Colonel May spies his daughter hand in hand with a young West Point cadet. He sends the girl into the house and tells the boy never to return again.... See full summary »
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While standing on the porch of his home. Colonel May spies his daughter hand in hand with a young West Point cadet. He sends the girl into the house and tells the boy never to return again. Hardly has the cadet returned to the barracks when he is notified that, owing to his high standing on the graduating list, he has been appointed to a captaincy in the Engineer Corps, He at once returns to Beatrice to tell her the good tidings: as a captain he is sure the Colonel will not refuse him. They enter the house and find the Colonel in the garret before an old army chest looking at memories of olden days. We see his thoughts depicted in moving picture. Among his treasured relics is an old flag which accompanied him through many battles. It is this flag the lovers take, and, hand in hand, they ask father for his blessing. His face becomes clouded in anger as he sees the young man again. The young Captain presents his diploma and asks for the daughter's hand. Colonel May at last consents, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 July 1909 (USA)  »

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The plea of the old battle-torn flag
28 November 2014 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

War and its memories are often the subjects of romance and the tales of love which are told with war or some of its accompaniments as a background are numerous. In this picture from Lubin an old and revered flag, folded close in an army chest, is made the inspiration which causes a father to grant the hand of his daughter to a recently graduated cadet. Quite the most interesting feature is the reproduction of the scenes through which the retired warrior passed as he takes one article after another from the chest, and there is a burst of applause as the plea of the old battle-torn flag wins the young man's plea. Technically the film is good, except unsteadiness in some parts, and it seems unreal for the old colonel to be so long unaware of the presence of two people but a few feet away. - The Moving Picture World, July 10, 1909


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