The Coward

The Coward (1915)

  • Genre: Drama, War, History
  • Release Date: 1915-11-14
  • User Rating: 5.7/10 from 14 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 9min
  • Language: No Language
  • Production Company: New York Motion Picture
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Reginald Barker
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Set during the American Civil War, Keenan stars as a Virginia colonel and Charles Ray as his weak-willed son. The son is forced, at gunpoint, by his father to enlist in the Confederate army. He is terrified by the war and deserts during a battle. The film focuses on the son's struggle to overcome his cowardice.

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  • Frank Keenan

    as Col. Jefferson Beverly Winslow
  • Charles Ray

    as Frank Winslow
  • Gertrude Claire

    as Mrs. Elizabeth Winslow
  • John Gilbert

    as A Young Virginian (uncredited)
  • Patricia Palmer

    as Amy
  • Nick Cogley

    as A Negro Servant
  • Charles K. French

    as A Confederate Commander
  • Minnie Devereaux

    as Mammy
  • Bob Kortman

    as A Union Officer
  • Leo Willis

    as A Union Soldier
Camera Robert Newhard Director of Photography
Camera Joseph H. August Director of Photography
Writing Thomas H. Ince Screenplay
Production Thomas H. Ince Producer
Writing Thomas H. Ince Story
Directing Reginald Barker Director