Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Drummer of the 8th - 1913

Country: United States
Language: English
Director: Thomas H. Ince
Stars: Cyril Gardner, Mildred Harris and Frank Borzage
Release Date: 28 May 1913 (USA)
Production Co: Broncho Film Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White (tinted)
Plot Keywords: Battle | Escape | Civil War | Capture | Welcome Home Party  | Overhearing | Drummer Boy | Enlistment | Younger Brother | Escape From Prison | Coffin | Plans | Prisoner Of War | Wound | Prison Camp | Hiding | Number In Title
Genres: Short | War | Drama
When the Civil War begins, young Billy runs away from home to enlist in the Northern Army as a drummer; he's wounded in battle and taken prisoner. He manages to escape and deliver an important message to his commanding officer, but loses his life in the process.

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