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The original title of the film was Randolph '64 ... More Less

The original title of the film was Randolph '64 . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Dec 16
p. 52.
Motog
9 Dec 16
p. 1297.
MPN
9 Dec 16
p. 3668.
MPW
23 Nov 18
p. 858.
NYDM
2 Dec 16
p. 26.
Variety
24 Nov 16
p. 30.
Wid's
7 Dec 16
p. 1158.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Randolph '64" by Arthur Train in The Saturday Evening Post (2 Dec 1905).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Randolph '64
Release Date:
4 December 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
16 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9536
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mr. Curtis returns to his alma mater and regales students with stories about the Civil War, which ended fifty years before. He tells them about his college friends, Dick Randolph and Watkins, who were at first rivals for Marian - who far preferred Dick - and then rivals on the battlefield. Watkins, a Union officer, captured Dick, a Confederate, but Marian helped her sweetheart escape. Watkins and Dick were then wounded in the same battle and died in each other's arms after asserting their friendship and forgetting their past differences. Back in the present, an aged Marian joins the group. She dies while listening to Mr. Curtis, and fifty years after she and Dick had been lovers in the flesh, her spirit goes to join ... +


Mr. Curtis returns to his alma mater and regales students with stories about the Civil War, which ended fifty years before. He tells them about his college friends, Dick Randolph and Watkins, who were at first rivals for Marian - who far preferred Dick - and then rivals on the battlefield. Watkins, a Union officer, captured Dick, a Confederate, but Marian helped her sweetheart escape. Watkins and Dick were then wounded in the same battle and died in each other's arms after asserting their friendship and forgetting their past differences. Back in the present, an aged Marian joins the group. She dies while listening to Mr. Curtis, and fifty years after she and Dick had been lovers in the flesh, her spirit goes to join his. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Historical


Subject

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

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