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DATE
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Film Daily
26 Oct 1916.
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Motog
25 Nov 16
p. 1196.
MPN
11 Nov 16
p. 3019.
MPW
11 Nov 16
p. 840.
MPW
12 Feb 16
p. 970.
NYDM
4 Nov 16
p. 26.
Variety
3 Nov 16
p. 30.
Wid's
26 Nov 16
p. 1057.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Nathan Hale by Clyde Fitch (New York, 2 Jan 1899).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
6 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LU9348
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When the Revolutionary War begins, Nathan Hale joins the militia and quickly rises through the ranks. Then, Nathan volunteers for an important spy mission even though his sweetheart, Alice Adams, implores him not to go. Guy Fitzroy, who loves Alice and supports the British, learns of the mission and uses Alice herself to betray Nathan. He invites her to an inn where Nathan, posing as a British loyalist, is staying along with a group of British soldiers. When Alice, a known revolutionary sympathizer, embraces Nathan, it is a sign that he himself is fighting for the Americans. The British immediately arrest Nathan and then hang him, but not before he gives the results of his espionage to Alice, so she can take them to the American high ... +


When the Revolutionary War begins, Nathan Hale joins the militia and quickly rises through the ranks. Then, Nathan volunteers for an important spy mission even though his sweetheart, Alice Adams, implores him not to go. Guy Fitzroy, who loves Alice and supports the British, learns of the mission and uses Alice herself to betray Nathan. He invites her to an inn where Nathan, posing as a British loyalist, is staying along with a group of British soldiers. When Alice, a known revolutionary sympathizer, embraces Nathan, it is a sign that he himself is fighting for the Americans. The British immediately arrest Nathan and then hang him, but not before he gives the results of his espionage to Alice, so she can take them to the American high command. +

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Sub-genre:
War, Historical


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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