The Flag of Freedom (1913)

Faith Trumbull is in love with a Continental officer, Captain Strong, but her father, a Tory, will not countenance the match. He wishes to make an alliance between his daughter and Blent, a... See full summary »

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Edmund Lawrence
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Tom Moore ... Captain Strong - a Colonial Officer
Alice Joyce ... Betsy Ross
George Robinson George Robinson ... John Trumbull
Hazel Neason ... Faith Trumbull - John's Daugher
Logan Paul Logan Paul ... George Washington
Stuart Holmes ... Bleut - a British Officer
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Faith Trumbull is in love with a Continental officer, Captain Strong, but her father, a Tory, will not countenance the match. He wishes to make an alliance between his daughter and Blent, a British officer. Strong, coming to the house, sees through the window that Trumbull and Blent are consulting papers which he fears contain some plot against the Continental army. When be attempts to secure the papers he is captured, but escapes, with the aid of Faith. Pursued by the British, Strong reaches the borne of Betsy Ross, a friend of Faith's. Betsy, who is engaged with the making of the first American flag, conceals Strong in a chest. Trumbull and Blent bury the papers, but Faith watches them and secures the documents. She is startled to find plans of the Continental camp and particulars for the capture of General Washington. Faith hastens to Washington's headquarters and gives the general timely warning. She then proceeds to Betsy's house. Meanwhile Betsy has gallantly driven away ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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The love drama is developed simply
30 April 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A Revolutionary love story with George Washington and Betsy Ross (whom we see making the flag), among the characters. Hazel Neason, as the daughter of a Tory, plays one of the best and most natural characterizations that we remember in all the stories of this kind that we have seen. Tom Moore plays opposite to her a Colonial captain, her lover, whom the Tory father greatly dislikes but who, with the help of Betsy Ross and the Commander-in-Chief, marries her notwithstanding. There are no battle scenes or ball scenes (why do most producers think such necessary in Revolutionary stories?) But the love drama is developed simply and naturally for its own sake and pleases much. The glimpses of Colonial rooms and furnishings are lovely; they make many of the scenes delightful pictures. Though it is not a great picture, it surely is a very acceptable offering. Alice Joyce is a pretty, if not very convincing Betsy Ross; Logan Paul makes a very good George Washington, but there is a picture of Benjamin Franklin in it that is even better. George Robinson plays the Tory, father of the heroine, and Stewart Holmes plays a British officer. - The Moving Picture World, January 18, 1913


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1913 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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