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"1776, or The Hessian Renegades" is a short war drama.
The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our stars Billy
Bitzer, Arthur V. Johnson and Robert Harron.
The Hessians were German soldiers in service with the British during the
American War of Independence. In the film a group of Hessians chases a
revolutionary courier carrying an important message to George Washington.
D.W. Griffith Cinematography by Billy
Bitzer, Arthur Marvin Starring
Owen Moore, James
Kirkwood, Mary Pickford, Robert Harron, Arthur V. Johnson Distributed by
Biograph Company Release date
September 6, 1909 Country
United States Running time
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