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He Fought for the U.S.A. (1911)

Two brothers fight on opposite sides during the Civil War.


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Cast overview:
... Frank Langdon - First Brother
... Bob Langdon - Second Brother
... Major Langdon
... Colonel Randolph
... Virginia Randolph


The scene of this story is told on n plantation of a wealthy Southerner in Virginia, Frank Langdon, a young Southerner, is in love with Virginia Randolph, while his brother Bob, is infatuated with Virginia's sister. War is declared between the North and South, and while Bob and his father are faithful to the South, Frank declares he will fight for the North. Branded a traitor by Virginia, Frank joins the Northern army. Later, made a Lieutenant, he meets his brother on the battlefield, saves the latter's life, but pursues him with a squad of foot soldiers to the old Southern home, near which the engagement took place. Virginia hides Bob and when Frank enters she begs him to spare the younger brother. Frank finally consents to do so, but under the impression that Virginia loves Bob, writes his former sweetheart a note in which he expresses his hope that she and Bob will be happy together. Not until after the war, when Frank returns, does he learn that Virginia has always loved him, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Romance | Short





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7 November 1911 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Slow in getting started
13 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

A wartime melodrama in which the son of the Southern family surprised his father, sweetheart and friends by refusing to fight for the Confederacy when Sumter was fired upon. The situation that was finally pictured dramatically was slow in getting started. The relationship of the characters was not clear at first nor was the business of the early scenes significant enough to be interesting. Later, this Northern sympathizer, now a Union officer, helps to save his own brother, a C.S.A. officer who is wounded and in hiding in the old homestead. There is the usual "after the war" reconciliations. There is little in the picture of types, settings, acting or freshly-pictured humanity that is likely to be very popular. - The Moving Picture World, November 18, 1911

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