We Americans (1928)

97 mins | Drama | 1928

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HISTORY

According to a production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work began on We Americans 19 Dec 1927.
       The 26 Jun 1927 FD announced that director Edward Sloman arrived back in Hollywood, CA, after securing exterior locations in New York ... More Less

According to a production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work began on We Americans 19 Dec 1927.
       The 26 Jun 1927 FD announced that director Edward Sloman arrived back in Hollywood, CA, after securing exterior locations in New York City. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
7 Jan 1928
P. 43.
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
5 May 1928.
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Film Daily
26 Jun 1927
p. 7.
Film Daily
25 Mar 1928.
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New York Times
29 Mar 1928
p. 25.
Variety
4 Apr 1928
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1928
Premiere Information:
release: 25 March or 6 May 1928
Production Date:
began 19 December 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 March 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25092
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
97
Length(in feet):
8,700
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hugh Bradleigh, the son of a socially prominent family, falls in love with Beth Levine, whose parents are Russian Jewish immigrants. Pete Albertini, the son of an Italian American family, is affianced to Sara Schmidt, whose parents are German immigrants. When war with Germany breaks out, Hugh, Pete, and Beth's brother Phil all enlist. Overseas, Phil loses his life in order to save Hugh's, and Pete loses a leg. When the survivors return from Europe, Pete marries Sara; Hugh announces his engagement to Beth, but his parents object. All objections are dropped, however, when the Bradleighs meet Beth's parents and learn of Phil's sacrifice for ... +


Hugh Bradleigh, the son of a socially prominent family, falls in love with Beth Levine, whose parents are Russian Jewish immigrants. Pete Albertini, the son of an Italian American family, is affianced to Sara Schmidt, whose parents are German immigrants. When war with Germany breaks out, Hugh, Pete, and Beth's brother Phil all enlist. Overseas, Phil loses his life in order to save Hugh's, and Pete loses a leg. When the survivors return from Europe, Pete marries Sara; Hugh announces his engagement to Beth, but his parents object. All objections are dropped, however, when the Bradleighs meet Beth's parents and learn of Phil's sacrifice for Hugh. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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