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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
21 Jul 19
pp. 203-05.
ETR
5 Jul 19
p. 385.
MPN
22 Feb 19
p. 1180.
MPN
5 Apr 19
p. 2185.
MPW
12 Apr 19
p. 262.
MPW
5 Jul 19
p. 103.
New York Times
23 Jan 19
p. 10.
Variety
27 Jun 19
p. 45.
Wid's
29 Jun 19
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 June 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 June 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13797
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During the Civil War, Captain Lewis K. Dumont, an expert telegrapher for the Northern army, disguises himself as a Confederate and crosses enemy lines in order to provoke the fall of Richmond. He rescues Southern officer Howard Varney and falls in love with his sister Edith Varney. Lewis' brother Henry allows himself to be captured in order to convey information to Lewis. Benton Arrelsford, a rejected suitor of Edith's and the head of the Confederate Secret Service, believes Lewis is a spy, and sets a trap by allowing Henry to escape. Lewis and Henry are brought together in the Varney home, and Lewis shoots his brother as an escaped prisoner of war. Lewis is finally trapped by Arrelsford, arrested, and sentenced to die. The North captures Richmond, and Edith and Lewis are ... +


During the Civil War, Captain Lewis K. Dumont, an expert telegrapher for the Northern army, disguises himself as a Confederate and crosses enemy lines in order to provoke the fall of Richmond. He rescues Southern officer Howard Varney and falls in love with his sister Edith Varney. Lewis' brother Henry allows himself to be captured in order to convey information to Lewis. Benton Arrelsford, a rejected suitor of Edith's and the head of the Confederate Secret Service, believes Lewis is a spy, and sets a trap by allowing Henry to escape. Lewis and Henry are brought together in the Varney home, and Lewis shoots his brother as an escaped prisoner of war. Lewis is finally trapped by Arrelsford, arrested, and sentenced to die. The North captures Richmond, and Edith and Lewis are reunited. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Civil War, Historical


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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