The General's Daughter (1911)

During the war with the Mad Mahdi, General Dent, of the English Army, with his three daughters, is located in the Soudan. Flower, his youngest daughter, is her father's favorite. Mohammed ... See full summary »
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Alec B. Francis ... Gen. Dent
Anne Schaefer ... Flower
Helen Case
Evangeline Blaisdell Evangeline Blaisdell
William Humphrey
Norma Talmadge
Harry T. Morey
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During the war with the Mad Mahdi, General Dent, of the English Army, with his three daughters, is located in the Soudan. Flower, his youngest daughter, is her father's favorite. Mohammed Ahmed calls upon the general, and during his visit he espies Flower, who arouses in him the desire to make her one of his wives. Mohammed Ahmed becomes a Mahdi, and incites the tribes of the country to revolt. General Dent leads his forces against the revolutionists, and during the terrific battle, in which all his men are killed, the general is taken to prison. During his imprisonment the Mahdi commands him to write a letter to his daughter Flower, telling her that he needs her presence, or he will die at the hands of his enemies. The general refuses. Mohammed writes a letter, requesting her to come to her father. Flower and her sisters make preparations to go. Flower, before leaving, places a revolver in her waist. Arriving at the Mahdi's palace, the girls rush into their lather's cell. While they ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1911 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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The film is exciting and is representative of the people
10 April 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Here is a picture of war in the desert. It is supposed to represent scenes from the fight of the English with the Mad Mahdi. The English general is captured and Mohammed Ahmed commands him to send for his daughter, Flower, whom he wishes to make one of his wives. Ahmed sends for her, however, in her father's name. She and her sisters come, but Flower is armed. When admitted to her father's cell she forces a veiled woman to change clothes with her. She easily passes the guard and, mounting a horse, gallops wildly across the desert for aid. She meets a regiment of Scotch Highlanders. They go with her and arrive just as Ahmed is battering down the door of the general's cell to get at him and his daughter. The film is exciting and is representative of the people about whom the story is woven. - The Moving Picture World, September 16, 1911


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