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"Fighting Blood" is a short Western directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring actress Florence La Badie, actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.
"Fighting Blood" seems to be the film in which a 18 year old Robert Harron plays his first leading role.
A Civil War veteran has settled in Dakota with his family. Every day he organizes "military" drills for his army, consisting of a dozen children from teenagers to toddlers. One evening he has a fight with his oldest son Richard (Robert Harron) to make him stay home. Richard leaves nonetheless, and rides to the home of his girlfriend (Florence La Badie).
On the way back he notices that Indians are attacking neighboring farms. He rushes to warn his girlfriend's family, takes her to his home, and gallops to bring help chased by the enemy.
The veteran's military training comes handy as the whole population is mobilized for the home's defense. Friendly troops, alerted by Richard, arrive just in time.Directed by D.W. Griffith
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