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The original story by Beulah Marie Dix from which this film was based was entitled "We and They." According to Wid's , the cameraman on this film was Henry Krondale, but this is most likely Henry ... More Less

The original story by Beulah Marie Dix from which this film was based was entitled "We and They." According to Wid's , the cameraman on this film was Henry Krondale, but this is most likely Henry Kotani. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
15 Sep 17
p. 1811.
MPN
29 Sep 17
p. 2208.
MPW
15 Sep 17
p. 1610.
MPW
22 Dec 17
p. 1801, 1844
NYDM
22 Sep 17
p. 25.
Variety
14 Sep 17
p. 36.
Wid's
27 Sep 17
p. 613.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
13 August 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11268
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The Highlanders and Lowlanders are sworn enemies until Lieutenant Kemper, the son of Brigadier Kemper, the leader of the militaristic Lowlanders, is held hostage by the Highlanders until his father's army has retreated to its own boundaries. Much to his surprise, the lieutenant is treated with kindness and consideration by his captors, especially by Boyadi and his beautiful daughter Nathalia, whom he learns to love. Thus, instead of obeying his father's command to escape at an appointed time when the Lowlanders plan to violate their pledge and storm the fortress, he keeps his promise to his captors and remains a prisoner. The Highlanders, inflamed by the Lowlander's broken word, are about to kill the lieutenant when news comes of the approach of another foe and, hailing the Kempers as saviors, the two former enemies unite to defeat this new ... +


The Highlanders and Lowlanders are sworn enemies until Lieutenant Kemper, the son of Brigadier Kemper, the leader of the militaristic Lowlanders, is held hostage by the Highlanders until his father's army has retreated to its own boundaries. Much to his surprise, the lieutenant is treated with kindness and consideration by his captors, especially by Boyadi and his beautiful daughter Nathalia, whom he learns to love. Thus, instead of obeying his father's command to escape at an appointed time when the Lowlanders plan to violate their pledge and storm the fortress, he keeps his promise to his captors and remains a prisoner. The Highlanders, inflamed by the Lowlander's broken word, are about to kill the lieutenant when news comes of the approach of another foe and, hailing the Kempers as saviors, the two former enemies unite to defeat this new foe. +

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Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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