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HISTORY

Some scenes in this film were shot at the country estate known as "The Monastery" in Huntington, Long Island, New York, at actress Billie Burke's home and swimming pool near Tarrytown, New York, and at the Correction Farm, at New Hampton, New York, where battle scenes were shot using 450 ... More Less

Some scenes in this film were shot at the country estate known as "The Monastery" in Huntington, Long Island, New York, at actress Billie Burke's home and swimming pool near Tarrytown, New York, and at the Correction Farm, at New Hampton, New York, where battle scenes were shot using 450 inmates. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
4 Nov 16
p. 2863.
MPW
28 Oct 16
p. 605.
MPW
4 Nov 16
p. 691, 693
NYDM
1 Jun 16
p. 611.
NYDM
28 Oct 16
p. 27.
Variety
3 Nov 16
p. 30.
Wid's
2 Nov 16
p. 1072.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Rolfe Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
26 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9405
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Man-about-town Cyril Hamilton is engaged to Marcia West, the daughter of a colonel, but when Cyril refuses to accompany the colonel's national guard unit into action, Marcia leaves him and goes West with her father's troops. Ashamed of his cowardice, Cyril enlists as a private in another regiment fighting at the Mexican border, but his society manner annoys all of the men around him. Cyril discovers that Marcia has been abducted by the Mexican bandit Navarete, and after tracking them down, he kills the kidnapper and rescues the victim, who now must acknowledge Cyril's bravery. Finally, however, even he is no match for the dozens of men in Naverete's band. At the last moment, Colonel West and his men save Marcia and Cyril, who quickly get married, and finally Cyril is given a hero's welcome when he returns to his ... +


Man-about-town Cyril Hamilton is engaged to Marcia West, the daughter of a colonel, but when Cyril refuses to accompany the colonel's national guard unit into action, Marcia leaves him and goes West with her father's troops. Ashamed of his cowardice, Cyril enlists as a private in another regiment fighting at the Mexican border, but his society manner annoys all of the men around him. Cyril discovers that Marcia has been abducted by the Mexican bandit Navarete, and after tracking them down, he kills the kidnapper and rescues the victim, who now must acknowledge Cyril's bravery. Finally, however, even he is no match for the dozens of men in Naverete's band. At the last moment, Colonel West and his men save Marcia and Cyril, who quickly get married, and finally Cyril is given a hero's welcome when he returns to his regiment. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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