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Barbed Wire (1927)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 10 September 1927 (USA)
During WWI, a French farm girl and a German P.O.W. fall in love.

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In 1914 France, pastoral life on the Moreau farm is interrupted by war. Son Andre joins the army, a P.O.W. camp is built on the farm, and daughter Mona feels only hatred toward Germany. Arriving, the German prisoners cast approving eyes on Mona, but worsening war news keeps her hostile...until Oscar Muller, prisoner working on the farm, proves himself a good man by his actions. As the bond between Mona and Oscar strengthens, so does the neighbors' vituperation; even with the war's end, tragic results seem inevitable... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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I liked "barbed wire" in its silent format,and would like to see an updated version made.
21 June 2004 | by (chico,california) – See all my reviews

I saw Barbed Wire on American Movie Classics about three years ago. I liked it for it's story line of forbidden love as well of its anti-war message. The story stayed with me and still does. I was surprised at how the film could maintain my interest even though I am not of a generation of people who watched silent movies. It is intriguing that actors had to convey emotions and thoughts through actions and expressions and they did a fine job. My peers would be surprised to see the extent of the F/X available in 1927. I would like to see Jerry Bruckheimer or Kevin Costner get a hold of this story and remake for the new generation of movie enthusiasts to enjoy. Not that I don't appreciate the original, I enjoy experiencing good stories in different formats, and I would like to see this one become a classic.


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