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Charles H. West (center) and Blanche Sweet.
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The Battle
(1911) American
B&W : One reel
Directed by D.W. Griffith

Cast: Charles H. West [the boy], Blanche Sweet [his sweetheart], Charles H. Mailes (Charles Hill Mailes) [the Union commander], W. Christy Cabanne (William Christy Cabanne) [a Union soldier], Donald Crisp [a Union soldier], Robert Harron [a Union soldier], Guy Hedlund [a Union soldier], Harry Hyde [a Union soldier], W.C. Robinson [a Union soldier], Edwin August [a Union officer], William J. Butler [a Union officer; and a farewell wellwisher], Joseph Graybill [a Union officer], Dell Henderson [a Union officer], J. Jiquel Janoe [a Union officer], Edna Foster [woman at dance], W. Chrystie Miller [an old man at the dance], Kate Toncray [a woman at dance; and a farewell wellwisher], Lionel Barrymore [the wagon driver], Alfred Paget [a Confederate soldier], Kate Bruce [an old woman in town]

Biograph Company production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer. / © 7 November 1911 by Biograph Company. Released 6 November 1911. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was rereleased in the USA on 11 June 1915 by Biograph Company.

Drama: Historical: Civil War.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Museum of Modern Art film archive [35mm nitrate negative]; in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive [35mm nitrate positive, 35mm nitrate positive, 16mm acetate reduction positive]; in the La Cineteca del Friuli film archive (Cineteca Griffith, Genoa, collection) [35mm nitrate positive, with German intertitles]; in the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute film archive [35mm nitrate positive]; in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive [incomplete 35mm nitrate positive, incomplete 28mm diacetate reduction positive]; in the Filmoteca Española film archive [35mm acetate positive, without intertitles]; in the Library of Congress film archive (American Film Institute/George Marshall collection) [28mm diacetate reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives, 8mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Horses - Backpacks - Battles - Bugles - Cowardice - Dances - Desertion - Explosions - Farewells - Fear - Fences: Picket - Fire - Flags: American - Heroism - History: USA: American Civil War (1861-1865) - Marches - Musical instruments: Drums - Officers - Retreats - Soldiers - Smoke - Troops - Victories - Wagons - Weapons: Cannons, Guns, Swords - Wounds

Listing updated: 17 May 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Barry-Griffith p. 43; Drew-Speaking pp. 213, 285; Everson-American pp. 46, 47-48, 50; Fell-History p. 56; Leyda-Before p. 144; Spehr-American p. 1; Tarbox-Lost pp. 67, 71, 72, 279; Usai-Griffith-5 p. 139 : Documentary-Beecher.

Home video: DVD.

 
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