Daddy's Soldier Boy (1913)

Drama, Short

Bobby, the little five-year-old son of Captain Armstrong, is the idol of the regiment. Armstrong, an inveterate gambler, one night plays for higher stakes than he can afford and pays for ... See full summary »

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Robert Thornby

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22 November 2017 | deickemeyer
The acme of all that is noble and brave
One of these sincere pictures of sentiment that really moves one. It is set in a regular army post and deals chiefly with a captain and his little boy. The father, played by Mr. Holt, is a captain and the lad, Buddie Harris, worships him and thinks him the acme of all that is noble and brave. The captain loses a great deal of money at cards and, suddenly tempted, commits embezzlement. For this his bars and buttons are cut from his uniform and he begins a term in prison. The little son, playing with the daughter of the colonel, bravely gives his life to save hers, and before he dies asks to see his daddy. The disgraced captain can't bear to let his son. who doesn't know the ins and outs of what has happened, see him in his defaced clothes. For the sake of the boy, the colonel lends his uniform so that the ex-captain can come to his son's bedside. All this is done in a subdued, artistic way without straining after effect and reflects credit on all concerned. The author is Mrs. Piggott and her script was produced by Robert Thornby. The photographs also are very clear. A very good offering. - The Moving Picture World, October 4, 1913

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Drama | Short


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22 September 1913



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