The Passing Parade (1912)

The day is Decoration Day, the veterans are marching and the band is playing "The Star Spangled Banner." A crowd of girls hear the music and drop their work to see the passing parade. The ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabel Lamon ... G. A. R. Bazaar Worker
Muriel Ostriche ... G. A. R. Bazaar Worker
Ilean Hume ... G. A. R. Bazaar Worker
Stella Adams ... G. A. R. Bazaar Worker
Margaret Prussing ... G. A. R. Bazaar Worker
Mathilde Baring Mathilde Baring ... School Mistress
Leslie Stowe Leslie Stowe ... George Washington's Father
Thomas Carnahan Jr. Thomas Carnahan Jr. ... Little George Washington
Julia Stuart ... Grandma
Lamar Johnstone ... Papa
Evelyn Fowler Evelyn Fowler ... Mamma
Barbara Tennant ... Girl of the Lover's Duet
Alec B. Francis ... Grand Army Man / Union Officer
Robert Frazer ... Boy of the Lover's Duet
George Larkin ... Uncle George


The day is Decoration Day, the veterans are marching and the band is playing "The Star Spangled Banner." A crowd of girls hear the music and drop their work to see the passing parade. The parade passes on before a home where two lovers are buried in thoughts of love, the strain reaches their ears and for the nonce they forget their love to view the passing parade and pay their hearts' reverence to the passing heroes. It passes the home of a family in the throes of their own enjoyment, the far away music grows louder, they recognize the air and they, as the rest, step out to see the parade. A school teacher tells her children of the truthfulness of George Washington as a boy and most beautifully does there appear a picture of Washington as a little fellow who chopped down his father's cherry tree and then told the truth when asked who did it. And last is seen two fine noble old soldiers at a garden table refreshing themselves with a mint julep. One was of the North in "65," the other ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama







Release Date:

29 August 1912 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Eclair American See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A commendable picture, not an emotional one
27 January 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A patriotic picture in which glimpses of a parade, passing under the Memorial Arch at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, are used as a background to show something of American history in the minds of modern American people. Glimpses of home life and of school life are given. People will like the lad who plays the part of Master George Washington, as he acknowledges cutting down the cherry tree; but we question the wisdom of showing that incident. Spectators will also like the picture of the two veterans, blue and gray, who have become friends. The views of the Memorial Day parade with the old veterans passing are excellent. It is a commendable picture, not an emotional one, nor a very great one. - The Moving Picture World, September 7, 1912

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