Dear Silent Hall of Fame Users:
You have come to this website, because you like silent films and silent movie stars. There are many places like this. But unlike other sites, here at Silent Hall of Fame you can make a real difference. You can help us show for the first time many films featuring your favorite silent stars that have not been seen in generations. This will bring their names back into the public discourse. But you can do much more than that: you can help your favorite silent stars receive belated recognition and glory.
Until now there has never been an organization with the purpose to place a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for movie personalities from a century ago. Silent Hall of Fame is this historic organization. Silent Hall of Fame is the only organization of its kind. Sponsored by 15M Finance. We will make history and we invite you to become a part of history by sponsoring a silent movie star for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All contributions are tax deductible.
Arthur V. Johnson and Mary Pickford
Directed by 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 10 m.
"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.
Billy Bitzer shares the cinematography credit with Arthur Marvin. Arthur V. Johnson plays a Hessian and Robert Harron plays a farmer.
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.
Click to enlarge:
1776, or The Hessian Renegades
Owen Moore is the revolutionary messenger in "1776, or The Hessian Renegades" (1909) directed by D. W. Griffith.
Arthur V. Johnson is a Hessian giving chase in "1776, or The Hessian Renegades" (1909) directed by D. W. Griffith.
The Hessians search the home of Kate Bruce and James Kirkwood in "1776, or The Hessian Renegades" (1909) directed by D. W. Griffith.
Arthur V. Johnson looks on as Mary Pickford says 'there is nobody here' in "1776, or The Hessian Renegades" (1909) directed by D. W. Griffith.
Mary Pickford seduces the Hessian guard in "1776, or The Hessian Renegades" (1909) directed by D. W. Griffith.
Arthur V. Johnson shares a drink with Mack Sennett in "1776, or The Hessian Renegades" (1909) directed by D. W. Griffith.
James Kirkwood mobilizes the farmers for a fight, starting with Robert Harron in "1776, or The Hessian Renegades" (1909) directed by D. W. Griffith.
James Kirkwood looks on as Robert Harron shows his weapon in "1776, or The Hessian Renegades" (1909) directed by D. W. Griffith.
Robert Harron is ready for a fight in "1776, or The Hessian Renegades" (1909) directed by D. W. Griffith.
Click on a button below to sponsor a silent movie star with your tax-deductible contribution.
Please use this button for a one-time donation:
Please use the button below for a recurring donation
Please enter the dollar amount AND AFTER THAT click on the donate button.
Otherwise you may get a PayPal error message.