The Loyalty of Don Luis Verdugo (1911)

Lieutenant Malcolm, of the United States Army, arrives at the Casa Verdugo and reads the proclamation authorizing the occupation of Southern California by the United States government. The ... See full summary »
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George Melford ... Don Louis Verdugo
Alice Joyce ... Doña Maria
Carlyle Blackwell ... A Young Cavalry Lieutenant (unconfirmed)
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Lieutenant Malcolm, of the United States Army, arrives at the Casa Verdugo and reads the proclamation authorizing the occupation of Southern California by the United States government. The lieutenant orders all Mexican flags lowered and the United States emblems hoisted instead. Don Luis Verdugo, a feeble old Spanish grandee, unreconciled to the American occupation, refuses to allow the lowering of the Mexican flag. His daughter, Dona Maria, intercedes with the American officer, who temporarily allows the flag to wave. Struck with the brilliant beauty of the little senorita, the Union officer falls a slave to her charms and the attachment seems mutual. Don Luis, however, refuses to allow his daughter to receive the attentions of the American officer. Six months later, Cohuilla Indians attack the hacienda of the Verdugos and while the family and servant are hard pressed, Dona Maria rides to the Union post for help. Lieutenant Malcolm and a company promptly respond, easily beating the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Features which rouse enthusiasm in the audience
25 January 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The story given here is of California in the days of 1848 after Southern California had been ceded to the United States. It represents a Spanish Don objecting strenuously to the domination of the new government and refusing to haul down his Mexican flag. A love episode begins between the Don's daughter and an American lieutenant, with corresponding jealousy on the part of the Mexican. The setting is picturesque, much of the action taking place around a house more than 100 years old. The girl's ride for help and the soldiers' ride to the ranch are features which rouse enthusiasm in the audience. - The Moving Picture World, May 27, 1911


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1911 (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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