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This was the first film produced by the Tiffany Film Corp. It was also the first feature shown at New York's Hippodrome, called the largest playhouse in the world, which seated 5,400 people. Mrs. Leslie Carter starred in the original stage production almost twenty years earlier, and had played the role nearly 3,500 times in productions throughout the country. Joe Hazelton also recreated his stage performance in the film. Vitagraph Co. of America produced a film based on the same source in 1921, which was directed by Tom Terriss and starred Catherine Calvert; Warner Bros. Pictures produced a film based on the same source in 1927, which was directed by Lloyd Bacon and starred Dolores Costello (see entries ... More Less

This was the first film produced by the Tiffany Film Corp. It was also the first feature shown at New York's Hippodrome, called the largest playhouse in the world, which seated 5,400 people. Mrs. Leslie Carter starred in the original stage production almost twenty years earlier, and had played the role nearly 3,500 times in productions throughout the country. Joe Hazelton also recreated his stage performance in the film. Vitagraph Co. of America produced a film based on the same source in 1921, which was directed by Tom Terriss and starred Catherine Calvert; Warner Bros. Pictures produced a film based on the same source in 1927, which was directed by Lloyd Bacon and starred Dolores Costello (see entries below). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Apr 15
pp. 530-31.
Motog
10 Apr 15
p. 588.
MPN
3 Apr 15
p. 66.
MPW
13 Nov 15
p. 1328.
MPW
27 Mar 15
p. 1945.
MPW
10 Apr 15
p. 310.
New York Times
21 Mar 15
section II, p. 12.
Variety
26 Mar 15
p. 24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 March 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 September 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6440
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In war-torn, divided Maryland, Maryland Calvert unsuccessfully tries to convince her fiancé Alan Kendrick, whose father is a Confederate general, not to enlist in the Northern army. After Alan is taken prisoner, he is sent to Charlesville by Colonel Thorpe, a former Union officer discharged because of Alan's testimony, who now, as a Federal spy, sees his chance for revenge, as Charlesville is about to be attacked. When Union forces rout the Confederates, Alan tries to visit Maryland, but he is captured and sentenced to death before his father. After Maryland bravely reaches General Hooker to get a request for a stay of execution, she returns to find General Kendrick dead and Thorpe in command. When Thorpe tries to rape her in front of the bound Alan, Maryland bayonets Thorpe and frees Alan, who escapes as she muffles the church bell clapper, rung as an alarm. Alan returns leading Union troops and stops Maryland's execution. After Thorpe is relieved of command, Alan grants the Confederates a truce to cover their retreat, and leaves with ... +


In war-torn, divided Maryland, Maryland Calvert unsuccessfully tries to convince her fiancé Alan Kendrick, whose father is a Confederate general, not to enlist in the Northern army. After Alan is taken prisoner, he is sent to Charlesville by Colonel Thorpe, a former Union officer discharged because of Alan's testimony, who now, as a Federal spy, sees his chance for revenge, as Charlesville is about to be attacked. When Union forces rout the Confederates, Alan tries to visit Maryland, but he is captured and sentenced to death before his father. After Maryland bravely reaches General Hooker to get a request for a stay of execution, she returns to find General Kendrick dead and Thorpe in command. When Thorpe tries to rape her in front of the bound Alan, Maryland bayonets Thorpe and frees Alan, who escapes as she muffles the church bell clapper, rung as an alarm. Alan returns leading Union troops and stops Maryland's execution. After Thorpe is relieved of command, Alan grants the Confederates a truce to cover their retreat, and leaves with Maryland. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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