Why America Will Win (1918)

Drama, Biography | 8 September 1918

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HISTORY

Various release dates were listed in reviews: 1, 8, 13 and 29 Sep. The film was also known as The Land of the Free . The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "Old ... More Less

Various release dates were listed in reviews: 1, 8, 13 and 29 Sep. The film was also known as The Land of the Free . The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "Old Missouri." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
24 Aug 18
p. 960.
ETR
21 Sep 18
p. 1341.
MPN
21 Sep 18
p. 1918.
MPW
9 Nov 18
p. 1872, 1873
NYDM
21 Sep 18
p. 445.
Wid's
29 Sep 18
pp. 7-8.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Land of the Free
Release Date:
8 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
8 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12853
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,060
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Fueled by his father's loyalty to the Union during the Civil War, John J. Pershing develops a strong love for his country as a boy in Missouri. After graduating from West Point, he fights the Apaches and later joins Colonel Theodore Roosevelt at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. In the Philippines, Pershing subdues the Moro tribe, and after President Roosevelt makes him a Brigadier General, he is placed in charge of the Presidio in San Francisco. There he loses his entire family in a fire and is then sent to the Mexican-American border. Having proven his skill as a military leader, he becomes, with the entrance of the United States into World War I, the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in ... +


Fueled by his father's loyalty to the Union during the Civil War, John J. Pershing develops a strong love for his country as a boy in Missouri. After graduating from West Point, he fights the Apaches and later joins Colonel Theodore Roosevelt at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. In the Philippines, Pershing subdues the Moro tribe, and after President Roosevelt makes him a Brigadier General, he is placed in charge of the Presidio in San Francisco. There he loses his entire family in a fire and is then sent to the Mexican-American border. Having proven his skill as a military leader, he becomes, with the entrance of the United States into World War I, the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in France. +

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

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