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The house with closed shutters

"The story concerns a young female member of a proud Southern family who saves the family's honor by taking over her brother's military mission. She is killed and buried under her brother's name. Many camera positions were used for scenes of Confederate soldiers leaving home, combat scenes of the infantry behind butresses firing their rifles, and scenes of cavalry skirmishes. The last scenes take place twenty-five years later and show the brother who has been imprisoned to keep others from learning of his cowardly behavior. It is interesting that make-up was used to age the principal actors in this film"--Early motion pictures / Kemp R. Niver.

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  • ""The story concerns a young female member of a proud Southern family who saves the family's honor by taking over her brother's military mission. She is killed and buried under her brother's name. Many camera positions were used for scenes of Confederate soldiers leaving home, combat scenes of the infantry behind butresses firing their rifles, and scenes of cavalry skirmishes. The last scenes take place twenty-five years later and show the brother who has been imprisoned to keep others from learning of his cowardly behavior. It is interesting that make-up was used to age the principal actors in this film"--Early motion pictures / Kemp R. Niver."@en
  • "A proud daughter of the confederacy takes her coward brother's place on the battlefield. She's killed in heroic fashion and her mother shutters the house to protect the secret of who maintained the family's honor. Gender reversals only serve to fortify Griffith's strong assertion of the home as a center of moral life."@en

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  • "Shorts"@en
  • "Fiction films"@en
  • "Paper prints"@en
  • "UCLA preservation"@en
  • "Short films"@en
  • "Silent films"@en
  • "Drama"@en
  • "History"@en

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  • "The house with closed shutters"@en