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The Greatest Thing in Life (1918)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  22 December 1918 (USA)
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Jeannette Peret, daughter of a cigar-store owner, leaves her Greenwich Village home for France in hopes of finding there the love which eludes her at home. She becomes enamored of le Bebe, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
David Butler ...
Mr. Le Bebe
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Jeannette Peret
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Edward Livingston
Peaches Jackson ...
Miss Peaches
Adolph Lestina ...
Leo Peret
Elmo Lincoln ...
The American Soldier
Edward Peil Sr. ...
The German Officer
Kate Bruce ...
Jeannette's Aunt
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Jeannette Peret, daughter of a cigar-store owner, leaves her Greenwich Village home for France in hopes of finding there the love which eludes her at home. She becomes enamored of le Bebe, a giant of a vegetable peddler, but his unsophisticated ways disillusion her. Edward Livingston, a wealthy young man from home who had spurned Jeannette, now turns up and realizes the error of his ways. But he, too, has a great flaw, and only the outbreak of war , ironically, is able to lead Jeannette to a peaceful conclusion to her quest. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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22 December 1918 (USA)  »

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