Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna. She is sold as a slave in Carthage, and as she is just going to be sacrificed to... See full summary »
Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the cruelty of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on Terje's beneficence, Terje must ... See full summary »
Susie, a plain young country girl, secretly loves a neighbor boy, William. She believes in him and sacrifices much of her own happiness to promote his own ambitions, all without his ... See full summary »
According to official sources, 20 million tickets for this film were sold (in the UK) in the first 6 weeks. That would equal about half the population of Britain at the time (43 million). It has been said that this record was not broken until the release of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) more than 60 years later. See more »
In the "over the top" sequence one of the "dead" soldiers turns his head towards the camera and then shifts his leg into a more comfortable position showing that the scene was staged/re-enacted. See more »
This is interesting from a historical point of view; it was released in 1916 as a propaganda film to get more people to join the army, as numbers were running low. So, they made the battle look much more nice and friendly as it is.
For this reason then, it is excellent for History buffs.
It is in black and white, and of course, made in 1916, during the war, contains some realism. However, don't watch this film if you want a real plot based thriller/drama, or anything that will rivet you in your seat.
Honesly, I'd recommend this to anyone studying history, or interested in the topic, or who wants to own a piece of classic Brit propaganda. If you're at film school, it also might be quite nice to watch. Otherwise, watch a Kevin Spacey movie.
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