Barbara Frietchie (film)

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Barbara Frietchie
Barbara Frietchie - film poster.jpg
The 1924 film poster.
Directed by Lambert Hillyer
Produced by Regal Pictures
??and/or W. W. Hodkinson
Written by Lambert Hillyer
Agnes Christine Johnston
Starring Florence Vidor
Edmund Lowe
Cinematography Henry Sharp (*French,,..German)
Distributed by Producers Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • September 26, 1924 (1924-09-26)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States

Barbara Frietchie is a 1924 silent film about an old woman who helps out soldiers during the American Civil War. It is based on the play that had starred Julia Marlowe at the turn of the century which in turn was taken from the real-life story of Barbara Fritchie. There were two silent film versions, a 1915 version and 1924 version. The 1915 version, directed by Herbert Blaché, starred Mary Miles Minter and Anna Q. Nilsson. The 1924 version, directed by Lambert Hillyer, starred Florence Vidor and Edmund Lowe.[1][2]

Lydia Knott, mother of director Hillyer and a well known character actress in her own right, appears quite prominently in this film as a member of the Frietchie family but for some reason she is uncredited.

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