A group of youngsters grow up and love in a peaceful French village. But war intrudes and peace is shattered. The German army invades and occupies village, bringing both destruction and torture. The young people of the village resist, some successfully, others tragically, until French troops retake the town. Written by
Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
LILLIAN GISH AS "THE GIRL" - DOROTHY GISH AS "THE LITTLE DISTURBER" - (original poster-all caps)
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Did You Know?
The movie was commissioned by Great Britain, which hoped that a depiction of WWI would help spur the United States to join the allies. Although D.W. Griffith
had the cooperation of the British, French and Belgian governments to film in their territories, his cameraman, G.W. Bitzer
, was of German descent and was not allowed in France. Griffith used an army cameraman instead. See more