The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love... See full summary »
A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily ... See full summary »
Wealthy vintner Paul Hochen meets blonde bombshell Phyllis in a bar...and marries her. In due course, Phyllis is bored by Paul, and finds an exciting new lover in rodeo rider San. To adjust... See full summary »
Eighteen years ago, John Bolton found the man who killed his brother Joe and shot it out. The man was killed and John went to prison. His son Mike is now a college track star and when the ... See full summary »
The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love with a Frenchwoman, but has to leave her to move to the frontline. Written by
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This is believed to be the first film in which the word "damn" is used by a character (albeit on a title card). See more »
When Jim is getting dressed in the hayloft for his date, Slim jokingly refers to him as "Mr. Hemingway". When the film was being made in 1924-25 Ernest Hemingway was becoming famous, but in the movie's time frame of 1917, he was still unknown. See more »
I recently saw this film with the orchestral accompaniment composed and conducted by Andrew Davis (I think that was his name). Silent movie purists may disagree, but I thought the accompaniment was beautiful and greatly added to my appreciation of the film. There are many moments when the music perfectly matches the mood of the film. For instance, as Melisande and Jim are searching for each other right before the troops are sent away to the front the military style parade theme (brass and drums, very upbeat) is contrasted with the wailing violins playing the love theme beautifully and desperately. The themes struggle back and forth, at times drowning each other out until finally Jim and Melisande are united and the love theme breaks out triumphant.
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