The Victoria Cross

(Vitagraph Company of America, 1912)

Ellen’s father refuses to allow her to marry Lieutenant Cholmodeley until he has proved himself to be a brave soldier. When war breaks out between England and Russia, the Lieutenant is called to the Crimea and Ellen follows as a nurse under Florence Nightingale. There, she witnesses her lover cast into danger in the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade. Inspired by Tennyson’s poem The Charge of the Light Brigade.


Starring Wallace Reid and Edith Storey
Directed by Hal Reid




Image quality:



1080p HD


15 minutes


Additional content

  • An original, scene-specific piano score compiled from classical music appropriate to the film.



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