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HISTORY

This was the first film of Julia Arthur. The film had its premiere at the Strand Theatre in New York on 27 Oct 1918, either as The Woman the Germans Shot or Edith Cavell . Select Pictures Corp. subsequently released the film as The Cavell Case , the title under which the film was copyrighted. Among the films based on the Cavell case are: the 1916 Australian film The Martyrdom of Nurse Cavell , directed by C. Post; another 1916 Australian film, Nurse Cavell , directed by W. J. Lincoln; the 1928 British film Dawn , starring Sybil Thorndike and directed by Herbert Wilcox; and the 1939 RKO release Nurse Edith Cavell , starring Anna Neagle and directed by ... More Less

This was the first film of Julia Arthur. The film had its premiere at the Strand Theatre in New York on 27 Oct 1918, either as The Woman the Germans Shot or Edith Cavell . Select Pictures Corp. subsequently released the film as The Cavell Case , the title under which the film was copyrighted. Among the films based on the Cavell case are: the 1916 Australian film The Martyrdom of Nurse Cavell , directed by C. Post; another 1916 Australian film, Nurse Cavell , directed by W. J. Lincoln; the 1928 British film Dawn , starring Sybil Thorndike and directed by Herbert Wilcox; and the 1939 RKO release Nurse Edith Cavell , starring Anna Neagle and directed by Wilcox. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Oct 18
p. 1476.
ETR
19 Oct 18
p. 1664.
ETR
2 Nov 18
p. 1789.
ETR
14 Jun 18
p. 29.
ETR
23 Nov 18
p. 1947.
ETR
19 Oct 18
p. 408.
MPW
9 Nov 18
p. 691.
MPW
7 Jan 19
p. 250.
New York Times
28 Oct 18
p. 11.
NYDM
9 Nov 18
p. 698.
Variety
30 Aug 18
p. 40.
Variety
1 Nov 18
p. 38.
Wid's
2 Nov 18
p. [4].
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Edith Cavell
The Cavell Case
Release Date:
November 1918
Copyright Claimant:
F. L. Curtiss
Copyright Date:
20 November 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13059
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

George Brooks is in love with Edith Cavell but joins the army when he learns that she plans to devote her life to caring for the sick. Years later, with the outbreak of World War I, Edith serves as a Red Cross nurse in Belgium. She remains in the small town after its invasion by the Germans and tends George's wounded son Frank. Edith is arrested by the Germans for trying to help Frank escape and, despite the efforts of the American Minister in Belgium to win her freedom, finally ... +


George Brooks is in love with Edith Cavell but joins the army when he learns that she plans to devote her life to caring for the sick. Years later, with the outbreak of World War I, Edith serves as a Red Cross nurse in Belgium. She remains in the small town after its invasion by the Germans and tends George's wounded son Frank. Edith is arrested by the Germans for trying to help Frank escape and, despite the efforts of the American Minister in Belgium to win her freedom, finally executed. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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