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DATE
PAGE
Motog
2 Sep 16
p. 559.
MPN
26 Aug 16
p. 1246.
MPW
26 Aug 16
p. 1370, 1392, 1450
NYDM
23 Sep 16
p. 2036.
NYDM
19 Aug 16
p. 26.
Wid's
17 Aug 16
p. 796.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 August 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
27 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8807
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Revolutionary War hero Richard Cartwright is mortally wounded by Indians invading his property, Father Ambrose, as a last resort, uses a trick he learned from the Hindus: he places Richard in a state of suspended animation and then buries him. By 1916, Richard's property has been developed into a large coal mine, and bombs set off by disgruntled workers unearth his coffin. He wakes up and finds that the current landowner, another Cartwright, has ignored the tradition of fairness that Richard had established and has been exploiting laborers for years. Feeling the revolutionary spirit once again, Richard leads the workers against the owner. The laborers win, but Richard dies in the struggle, along with the owner. The land now passes to the owner's son Dick, who exhibits the same qualities of fair-mindedness and justice as his patriot ... +


When Revolutionary War hero Richard Cartwright is mortally wounded by Indians invading his property, Father Ambrose, as a last resort, uses a trick he learned from the Hindus: he places Richard in a state of suspended animation and then buries him. By 1916, Richard's property has been developed into a large coal mine, and bombs set off by disgruntled workers unearth his coffin. He wakes up and finds that the current landowner, another Cartwright, has ignored the tradition of fairness that Richard had established and has been exploiting laborers for years. Feeling the revolutionary spirit once again, Richard leads the workers against the owner. The laborers win, but Richard dies in the struggle, along with the owner. The land now passes to the owner's son Dick, who exhibits the same qualities of fair-mindedness and justice as his patriot ancestor. +

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