A homely young girl, lonely and unhappy because she alone of all the girls in her town does not have a soldier sweetheart, pretends to be the fiancée of a famous combat aviator. When the ... See full summary »

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Madge Kennedy ...
Clarence Oliver ...
John Whitney Marshall
Maude Turner Gordon ...
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Mabel Ballin ...
Gwendolyn Plummer
Victory Bateman ...
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Tammany Young ...
Blinky
William Bechtel ...
Finkelstein
Jules Cowles ...
Jefferson
Zula Ellsworth ...
Martha
John A. Hemmingway ...
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Phineas Billings ...
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Isaac Wentworth ...
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David Schuyler ...
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A homely young girl, lonely and unhappy because she alone of all the girls in her town does not have a soldier sweetheart, pretends to be the fiancée of a famous combat aviator. When the flyer's mother learns of the "engagement," she accepts the girl as her future daughter-in-law, just in time for complications to arise in the form of the truth. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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7 July 1918 (USA)  »

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The Flag of Mothers  »

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The Service Star (1918) -- Lost
16 April 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Country girl Marilyn March ( Madge Kennedy ), ridiculed because she has never had a sweetheart, leaves her Aunt Judith's ( Victory Bateman ) home and moves to Washington at the outbreak of World War I. Marilyn is happy in her new government position but envies the women whose sweethearts and husbands are fighting overseas. When her friends ask for whom she is waiting, she claims that she secretly married war hero John Whitney Marshall ( Clarence Oliver ) on the day that he departed for France. To her surprise, John's mother ( Maude Turner Gordon ) accepts Marilyn as her daughter-in-law and takes her to the Marshall home, where she learns that John, possessed by a deep seated fear of firearms, is perfecting a deadly gas for the government, while the man he hired to take his place fights heroically in France. Marilyn considers notifying the draft board, but when she is attacked by a man who has threatened to blackmail her, John rushes to her rescue and is slightly wounded by a bullet. Cured of his phobia, John enlists, and Marilyn promises to marry him on his return.

This 1918 silent drama was produced by Goldwyn Pictures and starred Madge Kennedy. Sadly, The Service Star now remains a lost silent film.


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