Barbara Frietchie (film)

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 by Clyde Fitch 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]

Barbara Frietchie
The 1924 film poster.
Directed byLambert Hillyer
Produced byRegal Pictures
??and/or W. W. Hodkinson
Written byLambert Hillyer
Agnes Christine Johnston
Clyde Fitch (play)
StarringFlorence Vidor
Edmund Lowe
CinematographyHenry Sharp (*French,,..German)
Distributed byProducers Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • September 26, 1924 (1924-09-26)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States

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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