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~Held by the Enemy~
1920
~L331-42: Jack Holt & Agnes Ayres~
~Plot Synopsis~
During the Civil War, Rachel Hayne, a young widow, is among those "held by the enemy" when her
old family home is within the lines occupied by the Northern troops. Protected by Colonel Prescott
from looters and the unwelcome attentions of Surgeon Fielding, Rachel begins to fall in love with
the gallant Yankee officer. Their romance is disrupted when Rachel's husband Gordon, long
reported dead, is captured as a spy and condemned to death. When Gordon is wounded during an
attempted escape, Rachel's loyalty impels her to try to save him by feigning his death. As Gordon's
stretcher is carried through the hospital, Fielding demands an examination of the body, charging
that Prescott is involved in a plot to smuggle the spy out of the hospital alive. General Stanton lifts
the cover from the body, only to find that death has really come, freeing both Rachel and Prescott.

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Donald Crisp

Written by: Beulah Marie Dix

Based on the play Held By The Enemy by William Gillette (New York, 16
Aug 1886).
~Cast~

Agnes Ayres ...Rachel Hayne
Wanda Hawley ...Emmy McCreery
Josephine Crowell ...Sarah Hayne
Lillian Leighton ...Clarissa
Lewis Stone ...Capt. Gordon Haine
Jack Holt ...Col. Charles Prescott
Robert Cain ...Brigade Surgeon Fielding
Walter Hiers ...Thomas Beene
Robert Brower ...Uncle Rufus
Clarence Geldart ...Maj. Gen. Stanton
Byron Douglas
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: Charles Edgar Schoenbaum
Art Direction by: Wilfred Buckland
Assistant Director: Wilton Welch
Presenter: Jesse L. Lasky

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: October 24, 1920
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