The Battle of Gettysburg (1913)

Drama | 1 June 1913

Director:

Thomas H. Ince

Production Company:

New York Motion Picture Co.
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HISTORY

Several modern sources credit Charles Giblyn as the co-director. One modern source lists C. Gardner Sullivan as the scenarist, while another credits Charles Brown, Thomas Ince, and Richard Spencer. Sources also conflict regarding cast members: one lists Burton King, Joe King, Gertrude Claire, Shorty Hamilton, Mr. Hadley, and Mr. Edler; the other includes Willard Mack, Charles K. French, Enid Bennett, Herschel Mayall, Walter Edwards, Frank Borzage, J. Barney Sherry, Anna Little , George Fisher, J. Frank Burke, and Enid ... More Less

Several modern sources credit Charles Giblyn as the co-director. One modern source lists C. Gardner Sullivan as the scenarist, while another credits Charles Brown, Thomas Ince, and Richard Spencer. Sources also conflict regarding cast members: one lists Burton King, Joe King, Gertrude Claire, Shorty Hamilton, Mr. Hadley, and Mr. Edler; the other includes Willard Mack, Charles K. French, Enid Bennett, Herschel Mayall, Walter Edwards, Frank Borzage, J. Barney Sherry, Anna Little , George Fisher, J. Frank Burke, and Enid Markey. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
31 May 13
p. 414.
Motog
12 Jul 13
p. 18.
MPW
26 Apr 13
pp. 346-47.
NYDM
11 Jun 13
p. 27.
Variety
27 Jun 13
p. 16.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1 June 1913
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

During the Civil War, a young woman's sweetheart enlists to fight for the North, while her brother joins the Confederate forces. These three later join the many whose lives are altered by the great Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to 3, 1863. Following intense fighting, Confederate General George Pickett's troops are defeated. Later, President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address, and a monument is dedicated on the ... +


During the Civil War, a young woman's sweetheart enlists to fight for the North, while her brother joins the Confederate forces. These three later join the many whose lives are altered by the great Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to 3, 1863. Following intense fighting, Confederate General George Pickett's troops are defeated. Later, President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address, and a monument is dedicated on the battleground. +

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