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She Goes to War (1929)

A young woman disguises herself as a man and follows her fiancéé into the trenches during World War I to find out what war is really like.

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Cast

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Joan Morant
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Tom Pike
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Reggie
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Rosie
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Bill
Glen Walters ...
Katie
Margaret Seddon ...
Tom's Mother
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Yvette
Evelyn Hall ...
Joan's Aunt
Agostino Borgato ...
Major
Dina Smirnova ...
Joan's Maid
Yvonne Starke ...
Major's Wife
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Matron of Canteen
H.M. Zier ...
Major (as Captain H.M. Zier)
Eddy Chandler ...
Top Sergeant (as Edward Chandler)
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A young woman disguises herself as a man and follows her fiancéé into the trenches during World War I to find out what war is really like.

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8 June 1929 (USA)  »

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A Mulher na Guerra  »

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(Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences)|

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1.33 : 1
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This was re-released in 1939 with a new introduction by Mitchell Leichter commenting upon America's involvement in the then imminent forthcoming World War; it was edited down to just a little more than half of its original length, eliminating most of the silent sequences that involved dialogue, and thereby the need for inter-titles, but also most of the original story structure, so that what's left is more or less incomprehensible. The only real dialogue that's heard is in and around a couple songs by Alma Rubens. Sadly, this is the only version that seems to have survived today, at least within the reaches of public availability. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood: Hollywood Goes to War (1980) See more »

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Last film of Alma Rubens worth a look
18 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The problem with this film is that it has been so heavily chopped down from its original length, it is difficult to make sense of the story. I watched (and bought) the film to see Alma Rubens. Although Rubens' appearance clearly suffers from the ravages of her years as a heroin addict, she has one substantive scene (where she pretends to be the mother of a dying soldier) that is overwhelmingly moving and proves that she was a powerful actress. Also interesting is a scene in the beginning of the film where Rubens plays a ukulele's and sings. For some reason, Rubens fascinates me, and if there are other die hard silent movie fans similarly smitten, they will find viewing this film an interesting experience.


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