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The Love Light (1921)

Unrated | | Drama | 9 January 1921 (USA)
Angela maintains a coastal lighthouse in Italy, where she awaits the return of her brothers from the war. She learns they are casualties and takes solace in the arms of an American sailor ... See full summary »

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Evelyn Dumo ...
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Tony (as Georges Rigas)
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Mario Carlotti (as Edward Phillips)
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Antonio Carlotti
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Angela maintains a coastal lighthouse in Italy, where she awaits the return of her brothers from the war. She learns they are casualties and takes solace in the arms of an American sailor washed ashore. However, the sailor turns out to be a German spy, and she is torn between her love for him and her realization that he is part of the enemy force that has destroyed her family. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Le signal de l'amour  »

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Assistant director Nat G. Deverich was almost killed during the scene showing the destruction of a ship at sea, which was filmed off the coast of Monterey, CA, and was not--as was reported in the press at the time--a miniature shot in a tank at the studio. See more »

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Angela Carlotti: You speak so funny my language. Where do you come from, eh?
Joseph: I - am an American!
Angela Carlotti: Never before have I met the breed... is is very nice.
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Unusual Mary Pickford vehicle

Pickford plays an Italian lighthouse keeper who falls in love with a man washed on shore who turns out to be a German spy. Although she has some moments of comedy, this is an adult story about love and redemption. Well written and directed by Frances Marion. The film also stars Marion's husband, Fred Thomson, as the spy. Certainly one of Pickford's best efforts.


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