Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Invaders - 1912

Country: United States
Language: English (intertitles)
Writer: C. Gardner Sullivan (scenario - uncredited)
Stars: Francis Ford (Colonel James Bryson), Ethel Grandin (Colonel Bryson's Daughter) and Ann Little (Sky Star)
Release Date: 29 November 1912 (USA)
Production Co: Kay-Bee Pictures
Runtime: 41 min (2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Surveyor | Treaty | U.S. Army | Attack | Cheyenne Tribe  | Stagecoach | Ambush | Engagement | Broken Pact | Smoke Signal | Fire | Hostage | Death | Rescue | Railroad | Battle | Cavalry | Native American Chief | Massacre | Telegraph | Military Officer | Telescope | Land Rights | Native American | Romantic Rivalry | Marriage Proposal | Sioux Tribe | Gunfire | American Indian | Father Daughter Relationship
Genres: Western
The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints, and the surveyors are killed by the Indians. A vicious Indian war ensues, culminating in an Indian attack on an army fort.
One of the films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives (2004)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film is preserved by the Library of Congress (from the AFI/Blackhawk collection), has a running time of 41 minutes and an added piano score.  

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