The Battle of Elderbush Gulch – MOTOGRAPHY July 31, 1915

The Battle at Elderbrush Gush Poster 1913
The Battle at Elderbrush Gush Poster 1913

MOTOGRAPHY Vol. XIV, No. 5. July 31, 1915.

The Battle of Elderbush Gulch— (Two Reels)—Biograph—Re-issue—July 30.—

With Mae Marsh, Lillian Gish and Robert Harron in an all star cast.

Two young girls on their way to visit their uncle in the unsettled west, fall in with a young married couple bound for the same destination. They have brought with them two dogs and as they are not allowed to keep them in the house, they are placed outside, where they escape into an Indian camp. The older girl goes out to look for the dogs and encounters the Indians. Her uncle comes on the scene and thinking her attacked, fires and kills the chief’s son. This happening fans into flame the smoldering spark of Indian hatred. A battle ensues, but finally the troops arrive and disperse the Indians.

The Cast:

  • Mae Marsh – Sally
  • Leslie Loveridge – The Waif
  • Alfred Paget – Waifs’ uncle
  • Robert Harron – The father
  • Lillian Gish – Mellisa Harlow
  • Charles Hill Mailes – Ranch owner
  • William A. Carroll – The Mexican
  • Frank Opperman – Indian Chief
  • Henry B. Walthall – Indian Chief’s son
  • Joseph McDermott – Waifs’ guardian
  • Jennie Lee – Waifs’ guardian
  • Lionel Barrymore
  • Elmer Booth
  • Kate Bruce – Settler
  • Harry Carey
  • Charles Gorman – Among the Indians
  • Dell Henderson
  • Elmo Lincoln – Cavalryman
  • W. Chrystie Miller – Settler
  • W. C. Robinson – Among the Indians
  • Blanche Sweet
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The Battle at Elderbrush Gush Poster 1913 EU


  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Release Date: December 1913 (USA)
  • Also Known As: A Batalha de Elderbusch Gulch
  • Filming Locations: Biograph/Griffith Movie Ranch, San Fernando, California, USA
  • Company Credits
  • Production Co: Biograph Company
  • Technical Specs
  • Runtime: 29 min
  • Sound Mix: Silent
  • Color: Black and White
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
D. W. Griffith's The Battle at Elderbush Gulch and John Ford's Straight Shooting
D. W. Griffith’s The Battle at Elderbush Gulch and John Ford’s Straight Shooting

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