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William Calhoun
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Otto Schmidt
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Joseph Hanlon
Fred Kohler ...
Heckla
Diane Ellis ...
Tanya
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Tanya's brother (as James Aldine)
Paul Weigel ...
Petrovitch
Jules Cowles ...
Cook
Wade Boteler ...
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Jack Richardson ...
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Joseph W. Girard ...
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Philo McCullough ...
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Lee Shumway ...
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Lloyd Whitlock ...
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Written by Josiah Zuro, Francis Gromon and Charles Weinberg
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Late silent concerning buddy friendships
11 November 1999 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

An odd little film about male bonding. At the end of WW I, two Americans (William Boyd and Robert Armstrong) befriend a simple minded German (Alan Hale) and win him over into becoming an American. All three are still peacetime officers in the US Marines when an unscrupulous character steals Boyd's girl and his two buddies go off to rescue her. When they don't come back, Boyd goes after them to rescue all. This is all done in flashback from a court martial trial for desertion. It's very simple-minded and innocent (silents were that). Mildly interesting to today's audiences, but nothing special. It did receive an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay - maybe the oddness of the story impressed voters.


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