The Suwanee River (1913)

The poetic and sentimental theme of the old Southland song is the moving crux investing an interesting story of love and comedy daring the reconstruction period, south of Mason and Dixon's ... See full summary »

Director:

Hardee Kirkland

Writer:

Gilson Willets (story)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Lonsdale ... Colonel Lukas (as Harry G. Lonsdale)
Jack Nelson ... Bob Lucas - the Colonel's Son
Walter Roberts Walter Roberts ... Major Burke
Winifred Greenwood ... Nell Burke
Joseph Hazelton Joseph Hazelton ... Uncle Abe - the Old Negro Servant
Lafe McKee ... The Overseer of the Plantation (as Lafayette McKee)
William Stowell William Stowell ... The Sheriff
Edit

Storyline

The poetic and sentimental theme of the old Southland song is the moving crux investing an interesting story of love and comedy daring the reconstruction period, south of Mason and Dixon's Line. The hero, Bob Lucas, a fiery Southerner and the heroine, Nell Burke, a young Northern girl, live on adjoining plantations. They follow nature's line of least resistance, and fall in love. Colonel Lucas, of the old school of Southerners, has a deep-set hatred for the Northerners. The aged negro, Uncle Abe, good-naturedly assists the clandestine meetings of the youngsters and does his best to keep them from the knowledge of his Massa', the old Colonel. When that redoubtable old fire eater discovers the situation and what he considers a misalliance, he disowns his son, and orders him to leave the plantation at once and forever. Bob Lucas, dutifully accepts snap judgment, follows orders, goes to the North and, in an Eastern city, eventually amasses a fortune by selling cotton short when the market... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1913 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Selig Polyscope Company See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Insensible of the finer points
17 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A story of the South with some Northern scenes to give contrast and suggest the longing for home that the old song carries. The cotton planting colonel doesn't like his new neighbors, because they are Northerners and, when his son falls in love with the daughter of the newcomers, he disowns him. The lad goes North and makes a fortune on the market out of conditions that ruin the old colonel, but comes back after learning from a darkie, of conditions at home, in time to buy the old homestead. Harry Lonsdale, as the colonel, and the player who takes the role of his wife act in a very natural and convincing way at most times; but all the leading players do fairly well. Jack Nelson and Winnifred Greenwood have the romantic roles. The offering stands best on its special views, darkie cabin scenes, river vistas with quiet waters and grey beard moss hanging over them, etc. Its author is Gilson Willets and it was produced by Hardee Kirkland. The story is not wonderful and seems insensible of the finer points, but the picture makes a very likable offering. - The Moving Picture World, June 21, 1913


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed