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Some scenes were shot in France showing the French army in maneuvers, commanded by General Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, the head of the French army. Some scenes were shot on the grounds and in the homes of wealthy Chicagoans, including Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor, Harold and Cyrus McCormick, Orville Babcock, Edward S. Moore, the vice-president of the Rock Island Railroad, who portrayed a chauffeur, James Ward Thorne, Scott Durand, Howard Shaw and author and playwright Wallace Rice. Most of these people and their families appeared in the film. Shots of a German zeppelin rising are also ... More Less

Some scenes were shot in France showing the French army in maneuvers, commanded by General Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, the head of the French army. Some scenes were shot on the grounds and in the homes of wealthy Chicagoans, including Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor, Harold and Cyrus McCormick, Orville Babcock, Edward S. Moore, the vice-president of the Rock Island Railroad, who portrayed a chauffeur, James Ward Thorne, Scott Durand, Howard Shaw and author and playwright Wallace Rice. Most of these people and their families appeared in the film. Shots of a German zeppelin rising are also included. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
13 Nov 15
p. 1027.
MPN
6 Nov 15
p. 51.
MPN
6 Nov 15
p. 86.
MPW
1 Jan 16
p. 52.
MPW
6 Nov 15
p. 1208.
MPW
13 Nov 15
pp. 1319-20.
Variety
29 Oct 15
p. 22.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Crimson Wing by Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor (Chicago and New York, 1902).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 November 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
20 October 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6743
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Count Ludwig von Leun-Walram, a German army officer, rejects with kindness the love of French actress Marguerite Clarion. He falls in love with his childhood friend, Marcelle de Lambach, the daughter of a French general, but before they can marry, war is declared and they become enemies. Ludwig returns to Germany, while Marcelle accompanies her father to the front, where, after he dies, she leads his troops, is captured by Ludwig's troops, and is escorted to the French side. Meanwhile, Marguerite refuses the advances of spy Paul D'Arblay and joins the Red Cross. After she finds Ludwig injured and nurses him at her aunt's home, D'Arblay threatens to reveal Ludwig's whereabouts and denounce him as a spy unless she agrees to marry him. She consents, but after Ludwig is well and leaves, D'Arblay finds that Marguerite has poisoned herself rather than marry him. Ludwig now dreams of the war's end when he can marry ... +


Count Ludwig von Leun-Walram, a German army officer, rejects with kindness the love of French actress Marguerite Clarion. He falls in love with his childhood friend, Marcelle de Lambach, the daughter of a French general, but before they can marry, war is declared and they become enemies. Ludwig returns to Germany, while Marcelle accompanies her father to the front, where, after he dies, she leads his troops, is captured by Ludwig's troops, and is escorted to the French side. Meanwhile, Marguerite refuses the advances of spy Paul D'Arblay and joins the Red Cross. After she finds Ludwig injured and nurses him at her aunt's home, D'Arblay threatens to reveal Ludwig's whereabouts and denounce him as a spy unless she agrees to marry him. She consents, but after Ludwig is well and leaves, D'Arblay finds that Marguerite has poisoned herself rather than marry him. Ludwig now dreams of the war's end when he can marry Marcelle. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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