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The Heart of a Hero
(1916) American
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Emile Chautard

Cast: Robert Warwick [Nathan Hale], Gail Kane [Alice Adams], Alec B. Francis [Colonel Knowlton, her guardian], George McQuarrie (George MacQuarrie) [Colonel Guy Fitzroy], Clifford Gray [Tom Adams, Alice’s brother], Herbert Evans [Sir William Howe], Henry West [Cunningham, a British officer], Clara Whipple [Widow Chichester], Charles Jackson [Thomas Jefferson], Mildred Havens [Amy Brandon, [?] Tom Adams’ sweetheart?]

World Film Corporation production; distributed by World Film Corporation [World Pictures; Brady-Made]. / Scenario by Frances Marion, from the play Nathan Hale by Clyde Fitch. Assistant directors, George Archainbaud and M.N. Litson. Photographed (cinematography) by Lucien Tainguy. Presented by William A. Brady. / © 16 October 1916 by World Film Corporation [LU9348]. Released 6 November 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot at the Peerless studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Drama: Historical.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1790.

Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of EmGee Film Library [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: African-Americans - Animals: Cats (Kittens), Dogs, Horses - Children - Domestics: Butlers - Espionage: Spies - Nathan Hale - USA - War: American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

Listing updated: 15 August 2009.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.1790; Limbacher-Feature p. 105; Pitts-Hollywood p. 4 : ClasIm-221 p. 53 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

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