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The Sting of Victory was filmed in and around Chicago. According to a news item, the First Illinois National Guardsmen appeared in the film in battle scenes and were ordered on the last day of shooting to mobilize for duty on the Mexican frontier. Eight cameras were used during the battle scenes. It is unclear whether Robert P. Thompson was an assistant director or an ... More Less

The Sting of Victory was filmed in and around Chicago. According to a news item, the First Illinois National Guardsmen appeared in the film in battle scenes and were ordered on the last day of shooting to mobilize for duty on the Mexican frontier. Eight cameras were used during the battle scenes. It is unclear whether Robert P. Thompson was an assistant director or an actor. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
15 Jul 16
p. 135.
Motog
19 Aug 16
p. 451.
MPN
19 Aug 16
p. 1092.
MPW
6 May 16
p. 1042.
MPW
19 Aug 16
p. 1234.
MPW
26 Aug 16
p. 1419.
NYDM
1 Jul 16
p. 38.
NYDM
29 Jul 16
p. 19.
NYDM
12 Aug 16
p. 22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 August 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
29 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8843
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At the outbreak of the Civil War, David Whiting, a Southerner, frees his slaves and fights for the Union, while Walker, his lookalike younger brother, joins the Confederate army. The entire community, including his family, views David's Northern sympathies as treasonous, so when he returns to his plantation after the war as the territorial governor, he receives an icy reception. Even after he pays off his family's huge debts and saves his sister Edith from the advances of the unscrupulous Thomas Spicer, David remains an outsider to the other Whitings, and any hopes he had of starting over with a new family vanish when his long-time sweetheart, Ruth Tyler, marries ... +


At the outbreak of the Civil War, David Whiting, a Southerner, frees his slaves and fights for the Union, while Walker, his lookalike younger brother, joins the Confederate army. The entire community, including his family, views David's Northern sympathies as treasonous, so when he returns to his plantation after the war as the territorial governor, he receives an icy reception. Even after he pays off his family's huge debts and saves his sister Edith from the advances of the unscrupulous Thomas Spicer, David remains an outsider to the other Whitings, and any hopes he had of starting over with a new family vanish when his long-time sweetheart, Ruth Tyler, marries Walker. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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