Out of the Ruins (1928)

65 mins | Drama | 19 August 1928

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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Film Daily
26 Aug 1928.
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New York Times
20 Aug 1928
p. 21.
Variety
22 Aug 1928
p. 16.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Out of the Ruins, and Other Little Novels by Philip Hamilton Gibbs (London, 1927).
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 August 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 18 August 1928
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
17 August 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25538
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
6,100
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While on leave in Paris during the World War, Pierre Dumont, an intrepid soldier, falls in love with Yvonne, the sister of Paul Gilbert, his comrade-in-arms. Forced to return to the lines, Pierre is tormented with desire for the girl, and during a lull in the fighting, he returns to Paris, where he and Yvonne are married. Pierre is later stricken by conscience and returns to his regiment; court-martialed as a deserter, he is placed before a firing squad. After the war, Yvonne is forced by her parents into a betrothal with a man she does not love; Pierre (whose comrades did not have the heart to kill him) returns to Paris and is reunited with Yvonne, whose father goes to Army Headquarters to report Pierre. His commandant, however, swayed by Paul's tender recital of the love between Pierre and Yvonne, declares Pierre to be officially dead, clearing the way for the couple's ... +


While on leave in Paris during the World War, Pierre Dumont, an intrepid soldier, falls in love with Yvonne, the sister of Paul Gilbert, his comrade-in-arms. Forced to return to the lines, Pierre is tormented with desire for the girl, and during a lull in the fighting, he returns to Paris, where he and Yvonne are married. Pierre is later stricken by conscience and returns to his regiment; court-martialed as a deserter, he is placed before a firing squad. After the war, Yvonne is forced by her parents into a betrothal with a man she does not love; Pierre (whose comrades did not have the heart to kill him) returns to Paris and is reunited with Yvonne, whose father goes to Army Headquarters to report Pierre. His commandant, however, swayed by Paul's tender recital of the love between Pierre and Yvonne, declares Pierre to be officially dead, clearing the way for the couple's happiness. +

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