Jim Owens, a sergeant in the Union army, finds the body of a dead Confederate, whose resemblance to himself is so great that he is startled. He makes an examination of the man's clothes and... See full summary »

Director:

Burton L. King

Writer:

William H. Clifford (story)
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Robyn Adair ... Jim aka John Calhoun
Louise Glaum ... Betty
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Jim Owens, a sergeant in the Union army, finds the body of a dead Confederate, whose resemblance to himself is so great that he is startled. He makes an examination of the man's clothes and finds a letter addressed to John Calhoun, 7th Regiment, Virginia Volunteers. The letter is from the man's mother, telling him that her world is very narrow now that she has lost her eyesight. Never having known a mother's love, Owens decides to impersonate Calhoun, feeling that the mother will not recognize that he is not her son, now that she is blind. He studies the handwriting of the letter Calhoun had started when he was called to battle, copies it and writes to the mother, telling her he is safe. Owens is detailed to carry important dispatches through the Confederate lines to General Butler, and is captured by the Confederates. He makes the explanation that he belongs to the 7th Regiment, Virginia Volunteers, and that he has been a prisoner in the Northern prison, and that he escaped by taking... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1913 (USA) See more »

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Broncho Film Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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The plot begins unfolding and it is a very interesting one indeed
31 December 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel subject, written by William H. Clifford. There is some fierce warfare in the opening reel, but later the plot begins unfolding and it is a very interesting one indeed. Jim, a union private, decides to take the place of John Calhoun, a confederate soldier killed in battle, who resembled him greatly. He does this after reading a letter from Calhoun's blind mother, who worships her son. The deception is a well meaning one and leads up to some situations later that reach the heart. Jim finally tells Betty, the dead man's sister, that he is only masquerading; she requests him to keep up the deception till after her mother's death, which he does. Later they fall in love and are married. A good war story. - The Moving Picture World, November 15, 1913


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