A Virginia Feud
B&W : One reel
Directed by Robert G. Vignola
Cast: James Vincent [Frank Mosby], Alice Hollister [Rose McDonald], Henry Hallam [McDonald, Rose’s father], James B. Ross [Mosby, Frank’s father]
Kalem Company production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / Released 2 August 1913. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.
Synopsis: [The Moving Picture World, 19 July 1913, page 331] “A VIRGINIA FEUD” / A Powerful Kalem Drama With Gripping Situations, Using the Blue Ridge Mountains as a Background / The Kalem Company recently sent a special organization of artists into the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to secure correct atmosphere for a powerful drama entitled “A Virginia Feud.” The production is said to be a notable one, not only through a thrilling dramatic story, but because superb photography has lost none of the beauties of the magnificent scenery. / The play, which is decidedly novel in theme, deals with a deadly feud which for many years has existed between the McDonalds and the Mosbys. A strange fate brings Frank Mosby and Rose McDonald together and at a betrothal a truce is declared. But the rugged mountaineers find it no easy matter to forget the hatred which past years have developed. The bride’s father and the groom’s brother are unforgiving and a terrible castastrophe is narrowly averted on the wedding day. / Henry Hallam and James B. Ross as the two father bring a powerful interpretation to their roles. James Vincent appears as Frank Mosby and Alice Hollister as Rose McDonald. The production was directed by Robert Vignola and a large cast of Kalem stars lend admirable support to the central characters. / “A Virginia Feud” is scheduled for release on Saturday, August 2nd. Special one, three and six-sheet lithographs is four colors, which depict sensational scenes in the drama, have been provided.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 27 May 2012.
References: Tarbox-Lost pp. 149, 151 : MoPicStory-191310 p. 152; MoPicWorld-19130719 pp. 294, 331 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.