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The Coward

Released Nov 14, 1915 1h 26m War Drama List
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At the start of the Civil War in Virginia, cowardly Frank Winslow (Charles Ray) refuses to enlist in the Confederate army. His father, Col. Jefferson Windlow (Frank Keenan), forces his son to enlist, but when Frank deserts, the colonel takes his place to uphold the family's honor. While hiding in an attic, Frank overhears the plans of Yankee soldiers being made below. He overpowers a soldier and dresses in his uniform to relay the news -- only to be confronted by his father on picket duty. Read More Read Less

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James Warren Currie Chicago Examiner [Charles Ray] plays a difficult role in a natural unaffected manner, avoiding the hysteria of action so often seen in film melodrama. Sep 4, 2020 Full Review Neil G. Caward Motography Mr. Lewis, undoubtedly, deserves his special engagement for this picture, since as John Brent he rises to supreme dramatic heights. Jul 31, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Interesting only as an historical film from a different era. Rated: B- May 3, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis At the start of the Civil War in Virginia, cowardly Frank Winslow (Charles Ray) refuses to enlist in the Confederate army. His father, Col. Jefferson Windlow (Frank Keenan), forces his son to enlist, but when Frank deserts, the colonel takes his place to uphold the family's honor. While hiding in an attic, Frank overhears the plans of Yankee soldiers being made below. He overpowers a soldier and dresses in his uniform to relay the news -- only to be confronted by his father on picket duty.
Director
Reginald Barker, Thomas H. Ince
Producer
Thomas H. Ince
Screenwriter
Thomas H. Ince, C. Gardner Sullivan
Distributor
Triangle Distributing Corporation
Production Co
Miramax
Genre
War, Drama
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 14, 1915, Original
Runtime
1h 26m