Civil War

His Trust and His Trust Fulfilled are two one-reel films directed by D.W. Griffith in 1911. They were meant to be played as one story but due to technical limitations of the day were released separately. Here they are joined with music and sound effects added. It is a somewhat touching story of an old black, an Uncle Tom like character who takes care of the daughter of his dead master. Many of the battle scenes are precursors of what Griffith would do later in Birth of a Nation and his attitudes towards race while not as pronounced as in that later film are quite apparent.

Three photograph montage depicting Grant as a Civil War general. From the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

A montage of five chronological photographs showing Robert E. Lee from a young engineer during the Mexican War to his forced retirement as a Civil War general. From the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

This 603MB file has the same runtime, and essentially the same video and audio qualities, as the 3.5GB file found elsewhere at IA. Heavily fictionalized, episodic biopic. Stars Walter Houston in his third feature film role. Art direction (settings) by William Cameron Menzies. D. W. Griffith's first sound and penultimate film. Listed in the book "The 50 Worst Films of All Time: and How They Got That Way." The runtime of this version is 84 minutes. Initially released on 8 November 1930 with a runtime of 96 minutes.

Our Hospitality starring Buster Keaton was released in 1923 by Metro Pictures. It is the story of a boy (Keaton) who fall into a Hatfield McCoy like feud. It does have some wonderful comedic scenes. Music is from old piano rolls.

5 Confederate soldiers desert, make their way through the Everglades, against snakes, disease and all the other and try to make it to Cuba.The scenes that take place during a storm were actually shot during a hurricane that visited Florida during the shooting schedule. Snakes used in the scenes came from a local tourist trap called Alligator Farm. Many of the exterior scenes were made in Altamonte Springs area. Pre-Disney Orlando

A small Confederate unit is ordered to prevent the passage of Federal trains for as long as possible. The IMDB entry is here. (The video is interlaced in the MPEG2 file. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.)

The year is 1854. Robert E. Lee is Superintendent of West Point, where J.E.B. Stuart (Errol Flynn) and George A. Custer (Ronald Reagan) are classmates. In the dormitory, one of the cadets (Van Heflin) reads aloud the secession-promoting pamphlets of abolitionist John Brown. At graduation, the address is given by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. J.E.B. Stuart and Custer are assigned to the 2nd Cavalry in the Kansas territory, where they have to deal with John Brown.
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