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The Greatest Thing in Life (1918)

Jeannette Peret, daughter of a cigar-store owner, leaves her Greenwich Village home for France in hopes of finding there the love which eludes her at home. She becomes enamored of le Bebe, ... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writers:

Lillian Gish (story), D.W. Griffith (as Captain Victor Marier) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Butler David Butler ... Mr. Le Bebe
Lillian Gish ... Jeannette Peret
Robert Harron ... Edward Livingston
Peaches Jackson ... Miss Peaches
Adolph Lestina Adolph Lestina ... Leo Peret
Elmo Lincoln ... The American Soldier
Edward Peil Sr. ... The German Officer
Kate Bruce ... Jeannette's Aunt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zasu Pitts ... (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Jeannette Peret, daughter of a cigar-store owner, leaves her Greenwich Village home for France in hopes of finding there the love which eludes her at home. She becomes enamored of le Bebe, a giant of a vegetable peddler, but his unsophisticated ways disillusion her. Edward Livingston, a wealthy young man from home who had spurned Jeannette, now turns up and realizes the error of his ways. But he, too, has a great flaw, and only the outbreak of war , ironically, is able to lead Jeannette to a peaceful conclusion to her quest. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cradle of Souls See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A lost film, a print was reported to exist in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) but this turned out to be a typo. See more »

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