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According to MPN , a film entitled Outwitting the Huns , which was owned by Harry Raver, was interpolated into this Fox production. Reviewers note that the animated mechanical doll sequences took six months to ... More Less

According to MPN , a film entitled Outwitting the Huns , which was owned by Harry Raver, was interpolated into this Fox production. Reviewers note that the animated mechanical doll sequences took six months to film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Nov 18
p. 1927, 1931
MPN
23 Nov 18
p. 3130.
MPW
23 Nov 18
p. 856, 858
NYDM
20 Dec 18
p. 36.
Variety
6 Dec 18
p. 37.
Wid's
9 Nov 18
p. 4.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Outwitting the Huns
Release Date:
10 November 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
17 November 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13067
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After a busy day of playing pranks on the guests and servants of their father, Harry Williams, Jane and Katherine Williams tumble into bed and fall asleep. Having seen a movie depicting World War I fighting in Europe, little Jane dreams that two armies, consisting entirely of mechanical dolls, are advancing against each other in battle. While Trik leads the German troops, who are guilty of committing a score of atrocities, Trak heads the Allied army, which ultimately wins the war. In the end, Jane awakens with a start to find that it has all been a ... +


After a busy day of playing pranks on the guests and servants of their father, Harry Williams, Jane and Katherine Williams tumble into bed and fall asleep. Having seen a movie depicting World War I fighting in Europe, little Jane dreams that two armies, consisting entirely of mechanical dolls, are advancing against each other in battle. While Trik leads the German troops, who are guilty of committing a score of atrocities, Trak heads the Allied army, which ultimately wins the war. In the end, Jane awakens with a start to find that it has all been a dream. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
World War I


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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