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The War o' Dreams (1915)

Arthur Ensign, an aged inventor, and his wife live together in poverty so that Bessie, their daughter, may receive an education. Ensign has long been working to develop a powerful explosive... See full summary »

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Edwin Wallock ...
Arthur Ensign - Inventor
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Mrs. Arthur Ensign
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Bessie Ensign - the Daughter
A.D. Blake ...
Lieutenant Logan
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Arthur Ensign, an aged inventor, and his wife live together in poverty so that Bessie, their daughter, may receive an education. Ensign has long been working to develop a powerful explosive. His reputation as chief chemist for the nation years ago makes his investigations the more important. Bessie writes to her aged parents that following her approaching graduation, she will marry Lieutenant Leighton. Financial affairs for Arthur Ensign and his wife go from bad to worse, and finally he is obliged to sell the stove from their home in order to obtain food. Part of this money goes for chemicals. By an accident Ensign discovers a formula for "Trixite," which, through the medium of ether waves, can be exploded at almost any desired locality. Ensign interests the war department in his new explosive. It is the more timely, because the government is worried because of inadequate defenses of the country against possible enemies. The discovery of Trixite is tested and proves a success, and Mr.... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 July 1915 (USA)  »

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Drømmen om Krigen  »

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