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The Yellow Dog (1918)

 -  Drama  -  13 October 1918 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Arthur Hoyt ...
Albert Walker
Antrim Short ...
'Nosey' White
Clara Horton ...
Kate Cummings
Frank Clark ...
Alexander Cummings
Will Machin ...
Karl Schneider
Frank Hayes ...
Jones
Fred Kelsey ...
Max Kummich
Fred Starr ...
Henry Babbitt (as Frederick Starr)
Ruby Lafayette ...
Mrs. Blakely
Ralph Graves ...
Tom Blakely
Lillian Clark ...
Tom's Sweetheart (as Lily Clarke)
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Harold Goodwin
Gordon Griffith ...
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" A Lost First World War Propaganda Film "
17 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This lost silent film was set in the small shipbuilding town of Danforth. Young Albert Walker ( Arthur Hoyt ) recognizes, and is very concerned, that German sympathizers, spies and draft evaders, by voicing their doubts about the United States involvement in the war, are having a harmful effect on the townspeople's patriotic spirit. He decides to silence these " yellow dogs " by recruiting the boys of Danforth into a club, headed by young patriot "Nosey" White ( Antrim Short ). They device a plan to challenge the unpatriotic remarks by giving the speaker a card labelled " yellow dog." One day while Nosey is visiting his sweetheart Kate Cummings ( Clara Horton ) he overhears her father ( Alexander Cummings ) in conversation with a group of German spies. The agents plan to set fire to the shipyard, Nosey hurriedly informs his father, who rushes to the scene. A fight ensues and one of the spies is shot. Finally Albert and Nosey expose Cummings and the German is sent to prison. This overt World War I propaganda film was based on a story written by Henry Irving Dodge and filmed at Universal Studios. Antrim Short and Clara Horton were also in the films Tom Saywer 1917, and Huck and Tom 1918.


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