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The Invaders (1912)

Not Rated | | Short, Western | 29 November 1912 (USA)
The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints,... See full summary »

Directors:

Francis Ford (uncredited), Thomas H. Ince (uncredited)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Francis Ford ... Colonel James Bryson
Ethel Grandin ... Colonel Bryson's Daughter
Ann Little ... Sky Star
Ray Myers ... Lieutenant White
William Eagle Shirt ... The Sioux Chief
Art Acord ... Telegrapher
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The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints, and the surveyors are killed by the Indians. A vicious Indian war ensues, culminating in an Indian attack on an army fort. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Short | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Empire Builders See more »

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Kay-Bee Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

(2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of the films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives (2004)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film is preserved by the Library of Congress (from the AFI/Blackhawk collection), has a running time of 41 minutes and an added piano score. See more »

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It tells a long, fascinating story of an army post
18 March 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This three-reel picture of Indian warfare is one of the first of its kind. It tells a long, fascinating story of an army post in frontier times. The massacre of a surveying corps is graphic, though the after scene was a little too realistic. Do not such scenes shock average observers beyond the point of enjoyment? There is a tremendous sweep of mountain vista and fine reproduction of battle scenes. The burning of the telegraph poles, the attack on the depleted fort, and the young lieutenant's dash for assistance were admirably handled. The principals, including the Indian girl, gave creditable performances. A big story of the kind. - The Moving Picture World, December 7, 1912


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