Her Country First (1918)

Comedy-drama | 22 September 1918

Director:

James Young

Writer:

Edith Kennedy

Production Designer:

Wilfred Buckland

Production Company:

Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Sep 18
p. 1177.
MPN
14 Sep 18
p. 1763.
MPW
14 Sep 18
p. 1607.
MPW
19 Oct 18
p. 449.
NYDM
5 Oct 18
p. 516.
Variety
1 Nov 18
p. 38.
Wid's
1 Sep 18
pp. 13-14.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12773
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,232
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dorothy Grant returns home from finishing school determined to contribute to the American effort in World War I. To the amusement of her parents, she organizes a Girls' Aviation Corps., ordering uniforms and arranging for drills with a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Dorothy's father, Franklin Grant, owns a munitions factory, where he has posted a sign warning "Beware of Spies." Dorothy assumes that William the butler is a spy because of the odd way he cuts his grapefruit, but actually he is a Secret Service agent. Lena, the cook, and Henry, the chauffeur, learn that Dorothy knows the password to the factory, and in order to force the secret from her, they imprison her. Hearing that they plan to blow up the factory, Dorothy staunchly refuses to divulge the password, even though her life is in danger. Eventually, she is rescued by William and proclaimed a heroine, which so impresses her boyfriend, Craig Allison, that he ... +


Dorothy Grant returns home from finishing school determined to contribute to the American effort in World War I. To the amusement of her parents, she organizes a Girls' Aviation Corps., ordering uniforms and arranging for drills with a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Dorothy's father, Franklin Grant, owns a munitions factory, where he has posted a sign warning "Beware of Spies." Dorothy assumes that William the butler is a spy because of the odd way he cuts his grapefruit, but actually he is a Secret Service agent. Lena, the cook, and Henry, the chauffeur, learn that Dorothy knows the password to the factory, and in order to force the secret from her, they imprison her. Hearing that they plan to blow up the factory, Dorothy staunchly refuses to divulge the password, even though her life is in danger. Eventually, she is rescued by William and proclaimed a heroine, which so impresses her boyfriend, Craig Allison, that he enlists. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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