The Volunteer (1917)

Madge Evans, World Film Corp. juvenile star, is sent to her Quaker grandparents, Timothy and Tabitha Mendenhall, when her father and mother go to serve in World War I. After bidding ... See full summary »

Director:

Harley Knoles

Writer:

Julia Burnham (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madge Evans ... Herself
Henry Hull ... Jonathan Mendenhall
Muriel Ostriche ... Madge's Mother
Victor Kennard Victor Kennard ... Madge's Father
Jack Drumier Jack Drumier ... Timothy Mendenhall
Kate Lester ... Tabitha Mendenhall
Charles W. Charles Charles W. Charles ... Pop
William A. Brady ... Himself, Cameo Appearance
Kitty Gordon ... Herself, Cameo Appearance
Ethel Clayton ... Herself, Cameo Appearance
June Elvidge ... Herself, Cameo Appearance
Evelyn Greeley ... Herself, Cameo Appearance
Carlyle Blackwell ... Himself, Cameo Appearance
Montagu Love ... Himself, Cameo Appearance
Harley Knoles ... Himself, Cameo Appearance
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Storyline

Madge Evans, World Film Corp. juvenile star, is sent to her Quaker grandparents, Timothy and Tabitha Mendenhall, when her father and mother go to serve in World War I. After bidding farewell to the World stars, Madge goes to her grandparent's home where she experiences stern discipline. Jonathan Mendenhall, her uncle, is anxious to enlist, but is forbidden by his father, whose religion opposes fighting. Madge creeps into the old Quaker's heart by degrees, but he maintains unrelenting discipline in the household. Jonathan comes of age, enlists despite his father's opposition, and is disowned. When Madge's latest picture comes to town, the child implores her grandfather to take her to see it, but he refuses. Timothy secretly visits the theater, however, and is completely won over by Madge's acting. A change takes place in the old Quaker's nature as he praises Madge, forgives his son and writes to Madge's mother, whom he had cast out when she married against his will, to be sure and ... Written by Pamela Short

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Patriots See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

World Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Volunteer ( 1917 ) is a lost silent film. See more »

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