A Dixie Mother (1913)

Jefferson Davis refuses to permit the enlistment of old Judge Morton in the Confederate Army, and his enthusiasm is slightly wounded. Judge Morton's son, Dick, is not of the same caliber as... See full summary »

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Jay Hunt
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Gertrude Claire ... Mrs. Morton
Richard Stanton ... Richard Morton
Frank Borzage ... Jim Cobly
Frank Newburg
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Jefferson Davis refuses to permit the enlistment of old Judge Morton in the Confederate Army, and his enthusiasm is slightly wounded. Judge Morton's son, Dick, is not of the same caliber as his father, but is the petted darling of his mother. When Dick calls upon his sweetheart, Betty Reed, he learns that she is very much interested in Jim Cobly, who is dressed in a fine new Confederate uniform. When Jim leaves, Betty and Dick have a quarrel, and, while she confesses that she loves him, she reprimands him severely for his cowardice. Burning under the vitriolic criticism of his sweetheart, Dick musters up courage to enlist, which pleases his old father. He is placed in the company which is in charge of Captain Jim Cobly. It is not long before the men know what actual warfare is, and the Confederate losses are heavy. Judge Morton is appointed a colonel by General Lee with instructions to recruit a regiment, and he takes up his task with enthusiasm. A bomb bursts near Dick and many men ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1913 (USA) See more »

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Broncho Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The interest is not allowed to lag anywhere
10 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This two-reel film tells a graphic story of warfare. The leading characters are a mother and son. Dick proves a coward in his first battle and runs to his nearby home. The mother, to save him, shoots herself in the arm and pretends the house was attacked by guerrillas. Dick is later shot accidentally by his own father during an engagement. The fighting is sharp and spirited and the interest is not allowed to lag anywhere in this double number. - The Moving Picture World, June 7, 1913


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