I'm Glad My Boy Grew Up to Be a Soldier (1915)

Drama | 13 December 1915

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The working title of this film was I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier ... More Less

The working title of this film was I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
Motog
6 Nov 15
p. 942.
Motog
11 Dec 15
p. 1245, 1263
MPN
17 Jul 15
p. 97.
MPN
20 Jun 14
p. 1652.
MPN
6 Nov 15
p. 81.
MPN
13 Nov 15
p. 47.
MPN
25 Dec 15
p. 124.
MPW
27 Nov 15
p. 1677.
MPW
11 Dec 15
p. 2090, 2092
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LITERARY
Inspired by the song "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier," words by Alfred Bryan, music by Al Piantadosi (1915).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier
Release Date:
13 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
16 November 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6998
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When architect James Warrington reads that war has been declared, he hides the newspaper, but after his partner, James Archer, volunteers, Warrington realizes it is his duty to enlist. His wife is saddened, while his little son Jerry, who upsets his mother by playing with toy soldiers, is proud. When Warrington goes off, his wife, although crying, encourages him. Archer returns without an arm, and with his little daughter Mercy, tells Mrs. Warrington that her husband died heroically. Peace comes, but seventeen years later, the coast is invaded, and war is declared. Against his mother's wishes, Jerry enlists, but when he goes off, she gives her blessing. Mercy, now Jerry's sweetheart, becomes a Red Cross nurse. Mrs. Warrington finds Jerry's war toys in the attic and fondles his little hat. Mercy returns and describes Jerry's bravery in battle, and his death in her hospital after saying "Mother." Gazing into the fireplace, Mrs. Warrington envisions a firing battleship dissolve into a harvesting machine. She realizes that her sacrifice has been for the country's good and is ... +


When architect James Warrington reads that war has been declared, he hides the newspaper, but after his partner, James Archer, volunteers, Warrington realizes it is his duty to enlist. His wife is saddened, while his little son Jerry, who upsets his mother by playing with toy soldiers, is proud. When Warrington goes off, his wife, although crying, encourages him. Archer returns without an arm, and with his little daughter Mercy, tells Mrs. Warrington that her husband died heroically. Peace comes, but seventeen years later, the coast is invaded, and war is declared. Against his mother's wishes, Jerry enlists, but when he goes off, she gives her blessing. Mercy, now Jerry's sweetheart, becomes a Red Cross nurse. Mrs. Warrington finds Jerry's war toys in the attic and fondles his little hat. Mercy returns and describes Jerry's bravery in battle, and his death in her hospital after saying "Mother." Gazing into the fireplace, Mrs. Warrington envisions a firing battleship dissolve into a harvesting machine. She realizes that her sacrifice has been for the country's good and is glad. +

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War


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Legend
Viewed by AFI
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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