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Some sources list this film as a 6 Apr 1918 ... More Less

Some sources list this film as a 6 Apr 1918 release. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Apr 18
p. 1464.
MPN
6 Apr 18
p. 2094.
MPW
6 Apr 18
p. 128.
Wid's
29 Dec 17
p. 1994.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 March 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
24 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12228
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During World War I, patriotic French girl Louise de Ciron refuses to leave her chateau, despite the German invasion of France. Led by Colonel Rudolph von Knorr, the German general staff establishes headquarters at the chateau, where Rudolph tries repeatedly to force his attentions on Louise. Fritz von Meyring lures Louise to an inn and tries to attack her, but Rudolph kills him. Conscience-stricken, Rudolph goes to Louise to beg her for her forgiveness for his brutish behavior, but she misunderstands his intentions and stabs him. After his recovery, Louise convinces Rudolph to desert the German army, and the two flee across the French lines, where Rudolph finally is revealed as a French ... +


During World War I, patriotic French girl Louise de Ciron refuses to leave her chateau, despite the German invasion of France. Led by Colonel Rudolph von Knorr, the German general staff establishes headquarters at the chateau, where Rudolph tries repeatedly to force his attentions on Louise. Fritz von Meyring lures Louise to an inn and tries to attack her, but Rudolph kills him. Conscience-stricken, Rudolph goes to Louise to beg her for her forgiveness for his brutish behavior, but she misunderstands his intentions and stabs him. After his recovery, Louise convinces Rudolph to desert the German army, and the two flee across the French lines, where Rudolph finally is revealed as a French agent. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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