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According to Motog , Adelle Barker played the role of Martha. MPW referred to the granddaughter as "Miss ... More Less

According to Motog , Adelle Barker played the role of Martha. MPW referred to the granddaughter as "Miss Carol." More Less

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DATE
PAGE
Motog
31 Jul 15
pp. 214-15, 233
MPN
17 Apr 15
p. 55.
MPN
31 Jul 15
p. 76.
MPW
31 Jul 15
p. 832.
MPW
14 Aug 15
p. 1231.
NYDM
21 Jul 15
p. 27.
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Scen
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LITERARY
Based on the play Marse Covington by George Ade (production undetermined, 1906).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 July 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 July 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6430
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Proud Confederate Captain Covington Halliday refuses to allow his daughter Martha to marry Yankee lawyer Walter Lewis. Covington relates to her his life before, during and after the Civil War. As a boy, Covington was given the black servant Dan who called him "Marse Covington." After the war, Dan refused his freedom and shared Covington's misfortunes. Jim Daly, who holds the mortgage to Halliday House, also wants to marry Martha. He schemes with Yankee gambler Edward Bantree to fix a horse race in which Covington has wagered all his property on his beloved horse Bess. After Bess loses and Covington refuses to influence Martha, who spurns Daly, Covington, Martha and Dan move to New York. Their savings soon run out and Covington is forced to stand in bread lines. After Dan becomes Bantree's servant, he learns about the fix and tells Walter. When Bantree kills Daly in a fight over cards, Walter's charge for defending him is the Halliday House deed. Covington returns with Dan, and allowing that Walter was born just three miles into the North, he happily agrees to the ... +


Proud Confederate Captain Covington Halliday refuses to allow his daughter Martha to marry Yankee lawyer Walter Lewis. Covington relates to her his life before, during and after the Civil War. As a boy, Covington was given the black servant Dan who called him "Marse Covington." After the war, Dan refused his freedom and shared Covington's misfortunes. Jim Daly, who holds the mortgage to Halliday House, also wants to marry Martha. He schemes with Yankee gambler Edward Bantree to fix a horse race in which Covington has wagered all his property on his beloved horse Bess. After Bess loses and Covington refuses to influence Martha, who spurns Daly, Covington, Martha and Dan move to New York. Their savings soon run out and Covington is forced to stand in bread lines. After Dan becomes Bantree's servant, he learns about the fix and tells Walter. When Bantree kills Daly in a fight over cards, Walter's charge for defending him is the Halliday House deed. Covington returns with Dan, and allowing that Walter was born just three miles into the North, he happily agrees to the marriage. +

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