Cast & Crew
Henry B. Walthall
Bert Stafford, who is in love with Sylvia Randolph, his mother's ward, despises Duncan Irving, a poor boy who is the object of Sylvia's affections. When Duncan receives an appointment to West Point, Bert follows him two years later. On the night of an Academy dance, Duncan's father, a reformed drunkard, visits, as does Bert's mother, sister Phyllis and Sylvia. Bert is jealous of Sylvia's attentions to Duncan and in retribution, gets his father drunk. When Duncan's friend Dumble finds out, they confront Bert, who is temporarily blinded after a blow is struck. Although he recovers, Duncan, Dumble and their friends are court-martialed for their misadventure. Duncan works to reinstate his friends and, because he does not want to involve Sylvia, he refuses to have anything to do with her. She finally gives in to Bert's proposal of marriage, but when she delays the wedding date, he accepts a job as an engineer in the Amazon. Duncan and his friends offer to locate Bert if Mrs. Stafford agrees to sign the papers exonerating Dumble and the others. They eventually do locate Bert, but he is ungrateful, and they are only able to convince Mrs. Stafford to sign the papers when Sylvia intercedes. Now free from her engagement, Sylvia agrees to marry Duncan and Phyllis and Dumble also become engaged.
Henry B. Walthall
According to a news item in New York Dramatic Mirror, location shooting for the film was done in Jacksonville, FL in late 1913. According to Variety, the Loew circuit had first-run rights to the film through the cooperation of the General Film Co. Classmates was remade in 1924 by Inspiration Pictures, starring Richard Barthelmess and Madge Evans and directed by John S. Robertson. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.0910.)