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The Fugitive (1910)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, War | 7 November 1910 (USA)
Two Johns, a Confederate and an Union soldier, leave their family to go to the front. After a skirmish they end up separated from their respective sides, the Union soldier shoots the ... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writer:

J. McDonagh
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kate Bruce ... Confederate Mother
Edward Dillon ... John, Confederate Son
Clara T. Bracy Clara T. Bracy ... Union Mother (as Clara T. Bracey)
Edwin August ... John, Union Son
Dorothy West ... Confederate Son's Fiancée
Lucy Cotton Lucy Cotton ... Union Son's Fiancée
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lily Cahill Lily Cahill ... Woman in Farewell Crowd
Lloyd Carlton Lloyd Carlton
Dorothy Davenport
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... Confederate Soldier
Joseph Graybill
Guy Hedlund ... Union Soldier / Confederate Soldier
Dell Henderson ... Man in Farewell Crowd / Confederate Soldier
J. Jiquel Lanoe J. Jiquel Lanoe ... Confederate Soldier
Walter Long
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Two Johns, a Confederate and an Union soldier, leave their family to go to the front. After a skirmish they end up separated from their respective sides, the Union soldier shoots the Confederate, but he has to escape and look for refuge in the house of his enemy. Written by Melmoth

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Short | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1910 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El fugitivo See more »

Filming Locations:

Fishkill, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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My Father Was A Fugitive Aramaean
30 December 2004 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

In the middle of the American Civil War, in a peaceful valley, a foraging Union soldier meets a Confederate Picket and shoots him. What will the Confederate soldier's mother do when she discovers the refugee she has sheltered may have killed her child?

Griffith, reviled for the racism of BIRTH OF A NATION, sometimes by those familiar with the work and sometimes by those who have no idea what is in that movie, saw the Civil War as a tragedy for all Americans, full of complex problems for which there were no solutions. THE FUGITIVE, although not one of his best works, has been made available on DVD by Kino and is well worth your viewing time.


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