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The Coward
(1915) American
B&W : [?] Five or Six? reels
Directed by Reginald Barker

Cast: Frank Keenan [Colonel Jefferson Beverly Winslow], Charles Ray [Frank Winslow, the boy], Gertrude Clair (Gertrude Claire) [Mrs. Winslow], Margaret Gibson (Patricia Palmer) [Amy, the girl], Nick Cogley [the negro servant], Charles K. French [the Confederate commander]; Jack Gilbert (John Gilbert) [a moustached man in the recruiting office]

New York Motion Picture Corporation production; distributed by Triangle Film Corporation [Triangle Kay-Bee]. / Produced by Thomas H. Ince. Scenario by [?] Thomas H. Ince and/or C. Gardner Sullivan?, from a screen story by Thomas H. Ince. Cinematography by Robert S. Newhard and Joseph H. August. / © 29 October 1915 by Triangle Film Corporation [LU6808]. © 14 November 1915 by Triangle Film Corporation [LP10538]. Premiered 3 October 1915 in New York, New York. Released 14 November 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: Blood Will Tell. The film was rereleased in the USA by Enterprise Distributing Corporation.

Drama: Historical: Civil War.

Survival status: Print exists in the Museum of Modern Art film archive.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: African-Americans - Blackface - History: War: USA: American Civil War (1861-1865)

Listing updated: 5 May 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Bardèche-History pp. 110, 210; Bohn-Light p. 62; Fell-History p. 109; FilmDaily-1926 p. 22; Lahue-Triangle pp. 122, 126-127, 140, 147, 158; Limbacher-Feature p. 51; McCaffrey-Guide p. 9; Null-Black p. 9; Tarbox-Lost p. 252 : ClasIm-204 p. C24 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb; Website-NFPF.

Home video: DVD.

 
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