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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 »
The original "She Goes to War" was a late silent-early talking hybrid. Much of the film was silent but sound effects, music and a bit of dialog were added--something not at all unusual for 1929. As far as the plot goes, I am not even 100% what I saw!! This is due to the editing and the choppy nature of the plot and characters.
The film is a rather incomprehensible mess of a film--even though it claims to be the greatest WWI film of all. Perhaps this was just hyperbole--though we'll probably never know. A decade after this film debuted, some idiot cut nearly half the film and re-edited it to make a supposedly improved film. Instead, it's a total mess which makes little sense and which is probably not worth your time. Sadly, it's the only version of this film known today and whether or not it was a worthwhile film or not is uncertain.
If you do want to see it (but why?!), the film is available at archive.org--as it's in the public domain and may be downloaded and watched for free.
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