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The working title of this film was Blood Will Tell . Modern sources give scenario credit to C. Gardner Sullivan. Reviews list the film's length as five reels, while the second copyright entry lists it as six reels. ... More Less

The working title of this film was Blood Will Tell . Modern sources give scenario credit to C. Gardner Sullivan. Reviews list the film's length as five reels, while the second copyright entry lists it as six reels. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
16 Oct 1915
p. 803.
Motog
23 Oct 1915
p. 856.
Motog
20 Nov 1915
p. 1106.
MPN
1 May 1915
p. 743.
MPW
30 Oct 1915
pp. 862, 864.
New York Times
11 Oct 1915
p. 9.
NYDM
16 Oct 1915
p. 28.
Photoplay
1 Dec 1915
p. 84.
Variety
8 Oct 1915
p. 21.
Wid's
7 Oct 1915.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Blood Will Tell
Release Date:
14 November 1915
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 3 October 1915
Copyright Claimants:
Triangle Film Corp. Triangle Film Corp.
Copyright Dates:
29 October 1915 14 November 1915
Copyright Numbers:
LU6808 LP10538
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Worried that he will be afraid to fight, Virginian Frank Winslow refuses to enlist in the Confederate Army until his father, a colonel and veteran of the Mexican War, forces him to join. After Frank deserts his post and flees to his family's mammy, the Colonel takes Frank's place in the company as Private Winslow, so that the family name will not be dishonored. When Union officers take over the Winslow house, Frank, hiding in the attic, overhears their strategy. After overpowering a Northern soldier, he escapes, dressed in a blue sentry suit, but is shot at the bridge leading to the Confederate camp by his father, on picket duty, who sees only the blue uniform. Although he and his horse fall into the river, Frank gets the information to the camp commander, which enables the Confederates to rout the Northern army. After the battle, Frank and his father are ... +


Worried that he will be afraid to fight, Virginian Frank Winslow refuses to enlist in the Confederate Army until his father, a colonel and veteran of the Mexican War, forces him to join. After Frank deserts his post and flees to his family's mammy, the Colonel takes Frank's place in the company as Private Winslow, so that the family name will not be dishonored. When Union officers take over the Winslow house, Frank, hiding in the attic, overhears their strategy. After overpowering a Northern soldier, he escapes, dressed in a blue sentry suit, but is shot at the bridge leading to the Confederate camp by his father, on picket duty, who sees only the blue uniform. Although he and his horse fall into the river, Frank gets the information to the camp commander, which enables the Confederates to rout the Northern army. After the battle, Frank and his father are reunited. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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