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Warner is an old veteran in love with the widow Simpson. His rival is an old farmer, named Burns. Warner stands in front of the old soldiers' home, telling a crowd of old veterans of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ford Sterling ... Captain Warner
Fred Mace ... Gardener Burns
Alice Davenport Alice Davenport ... Widow Simpson
Charles Avery ... Soldier
Victoria Forde ... Girl in Box
Frank Opperman Frank Opperman ... Old Soldier
Henry Lehrman ... (unconfirmed)
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Warner is an old veteran in love with the widow Simpson. His rival is an old farmer, named Burns. Warner stands in front of the old soldiers' home, telling a crowd of old veterans of the battles he took part in, and as he unfolds the tales the scenes are depicted in the film. Burns, with rake in his hand, listens doubtfully, makes a few sarcastic remarks and walks away. Meeting the widow Simpson he dallies awhile, and she shows him an article in the newspaper regarding the coming arrangements for the big G.A.R. parade. Burns tells her he is an old veteran, and relates the thrilling experiences he had in the army, which are shown on the screen. Warner comes up and drives Burns away. The day of the parade arrives. Warner, arrayed in all the splendor of a faded uniform exhibits upon his breast a dozen medals. Meeting Mrs. Simpson be takes his coat off and lays it on top of a cannon while he points to each medal and explains how he won it. He discovers that one of the medals is missing, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reminiscences of '61 See more »

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Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Old Glory
20 December 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Ford Sterling -- looking unaccountably like Jimmy Cagney -- is fond of boring everyone with his exploits during the Civil War; Fred Mace, on his way to the fishing hole, will hear nothing of it. When it turns out that there is a parade of Civil War veterans, though, Fred is happy to steal Ford's old uniform and medals to wear and impress Alice Davenport with them.

This Keystone from the first year of the firm's operation looks like it was one of their "stolen shot" specialties, with the flashback sequences to the Civil War photographed against an Ince spectacular (like COHEN SAVES THE FLAG) and the parade borrowed from an actual event. This was a common technique for the first couple of years of operation, resulting in some spectacular effects for little money. It's well known that A MUDDY ROMANCE was shot while engineers drained Echo Park Lake and Chaplin's first released movie, KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE used the titular event as a backdrop.


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