The Toll of War (1913)

Edith Eldridge, daughter of Colonel Eldridge, disguises herself as a boy to enlist with her two brothers in the Confederate array. Her identity is discovered and she is rejected. Federal ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Francis Ford

Writer:

Grace Cunard (scenario)
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Francis Ford ... Abraham Lincoln
William Clifford ... John Wilkes Booth
Ethel Grandin ... Edith Eldridge
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Edith Eldridge, daughter of Colonel Eldridge, disguises herself as a boy to enlist with her two brothers in the Confederate array. Her identity is discovered and she is rejected. Federal raiders ransack and burn the Eldridge home, and kill Edith's father. Enos and Mammy, faithful slaves, save Edith's life. To avenge the murder, Edith turns spy for the Confederates. With Enos she goes through the swamps to the headquarters of General Johnson. The general pleads with her to give up her perilous undertaking, but she insists. Entering the Union lines, she arrives alone near the quarters of Lieut. Phillips. She feigns illness and the officer carries the seemingly prostrate girl to quarter, where she confides her to the wife of an officer. Edith's story is plausible, and she is allowed to remain. Slowly, but surely, Lieut. Phillips is falling in love with her. Enos is captured. Edith aids him to get work around the quarters. She plans to secure the outline map of the Union fortifications, ...

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Short | Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1913 (USA) See more »

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Bison Motion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Conventional war picture centering about an attractive girl spy
3 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A production in three reels, the last of which pictures graphically the assassination of Lincoln. The last reel is very interesting and overshadows the first two, which are conventional war pictures centering about an attractive girl spy, portrayed by Miss Ethel Grandin. Her role is not one to awaken much sympathy, as she is called upon to steal a dispatch from her lover. The war scenes were strong, but the movement of troops meaningless so far as the plot was concerned till toward the last. The portrayal of Lincoln was better from the full face view than from the profile; the scene at the death bed suggested famous pictures of the dying president. William Clifford gave a splendid portrayal of the assassin. Booth, and the portion of the story beginning with the shooting at the theater was its strongest part. - The Moving Picture World, May 17, 1913


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