The Suwanee River (1913) Poster

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Insensible of the finer points
deickemeyer17 September 2017
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
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