Prisoners of War (1913)

Robert Vigron is an old veteran of the Civil War. He is broken in health and lives in abject poverty. Vigron has repeatedly applied for a pension, but in each case the Government has ... See full summary »

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Robert G. Vignola
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Robert G. Vignola ... Robert Vigron - the Old Veteran
Henry Hallam ... Frederick Howan - the Congressman
Miriam Cooper ... Alice Cowan - the Congressman's Daughter (as Marian Cooper)
James Vincent ... Edwin Worth - a Confederate Soldier
Anna Q. Nilsson ... Mrs. Edwin Worth
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Robert Vigron is an old veteran of the Civil War. He is broken in health and lives in abject poverty. Vigron has repeatedly applied for a pension, but in each case the Government has refused to grant his petition, stating that his war record shows that he was, or is believed to have been, instrumental in the escape of a notorious Confederate spy. Congressman Howan and his daughter, Alice, visit near the homestead of the old veteran and the latter, with inborn gallantry and despite his age, risks his life in the rescue of the girl from a perilous situation. Alice, in gratitude, visits the old man, shows herself interested in his circumstances and induces him to tell her of his life and the reason why he is so destitute and neglected by the government whom he has served on the field of honor. It is then that the veteran tells his story. We see two staunch friends become estranged when war is declared. Later, for old time's sake, Vigron is liberated by Edwin Worth when his execution has ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1913 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

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Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Its story will not bear analysis
21 August 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A picture that seemed to please the audience, although its story will not bear analysis. It is very cleverly introduced by a series of scenes that lead up to the old veteran's story, the reason why they refuse him a pension. Then it has some war scenes that give action. It is well acted for the most part, and some of its photography is lovely. Robert Vignola. as the feeble old veteran, completely distinguishes himself and is in marked contrast to himself in the younger role, in the story he tells. Marian Cooper plays in the introduction and also in the conclusion, while Anna Nilsson has the female role in the story scenes. Henry Hallem and James Vincent also have roles. - The Moving Picture World, April 5, 1913


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