Women unite to prevent financiers from engineering a second world war.



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Complete credited cast:
Benita Hume ...
Evelyn Seymour
Basil Gill ...
President Stephen Deane
Humberston Wright ...
Dr. Seymour
Michael Deane


Women unite to prevent financiers from engineering a second world war.

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Release Date:

25 March 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ned med Vaabnene!  »

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| (silent) | (surviving sound)

Sound Mix:

(British Acoustic) (sound version)| (silent version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The film was made in separate silent and sound versions. While a mute negative of the sound version had been kept by the UK National Film Archive since 1981, it was thought that all sound elements were lost. However, a 35mm fine-grain nitrate print of the sound version was found in 2005 on Vashon Island, Washington, USA by the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association and was preserved by the US Library of Congress. See more »


Michael Deane: Cold soup is worse than any war.
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Composed by Walter R. Collins
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Basil Gill's quality of voice
7 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ther actor Basil Gill was famous in his time for his fine voice. He was an accomplished stage actor before starting work in the early cinema. There were numerous press reviews of his performances that commented on his voice, and those that accompanied the release of this film, the talking version, in 1928, were no exception. "Basil Gill as President Stephen Deane has far and away the best recording voice we have heard, a lesson to everyone in clearness and beautiful quality." What a shame that the sound is no longer audible. However, his voice can still be heard in such films as "Knight without Armour", "Rembrandt", "St Martin's Lane" and "Wings of the Morning".

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