The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Director: Charles Brabin

Year: 1914

Plot: The eighteenth day of April, 1775, still lives in the hearts of all loyal Americans, as the birthday of our country. It was the day the first shots were fired against the British at Lexington. Throughout the years of privation and suffering which followed, that same spirit of the "minute men" endured up to the very last, when Lord Cornwallis surrendered his army on the nineteenth day of October, 1781, American independence was assured. Of all the characters of our Revolutionary period, none is more endeared to all than that of Paul Revere, whose exploit has been immortalized by Longfellow so effectively that the lines of the poem and the incidents portrayed are graven more deeply, perhaps, upon the average American mind than any other character or exploit of our American history. When Revere learned of the British commander's intention of attacking the patriot's base of supplies in Concord, and told his friend to, "Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch of the North Church tower as a signal light." He little realized that the tiny light would serve as a beacon of liberty for future generations but so it has proven and we follow him today as he clattered along the country-side rousing the men to fight for their life and our liberty and our pulses beat with each stride of the mount.—Moving Picture World synopsis
Original Title: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Director: Charles Brabin
Writer: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Type: movie
Year: 1914
Genres: Short, Drama
Cast: Augustus Phillips , Carlton S. King , Harry Linson , Yale Benner , Richard Tucker , Saul Harrison
Countries: United States
Languages: None , English
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 30 Oct 1914 (USA)
Production Companies: Edison Company
Distributors: General Film Company