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The film was also called Who Goes There and Who Goes There? in some sources. Some reviews call the character played by Harry T. Morey Kevin ... More Less

The film was also called Who Goes There and Who Goes There? in some sources. Some reviews call the character played by Harry T. Morey Kevin Guild. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
24 Nov 17
p. 1951.
Motog
8 Dec 17
p. 1210.
MPN
8 Dec 17
p. 4044.
MPW
14 Apr 17
p. 282.
NYDM
1 Dec 17
p. 18.
Variety
23 Nov 17
p. 44.
Wid's
6 Dec 17
p. 779-80.
CAST
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Who Goes There by Robert W. Chambers (New York, 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
19 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11729
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During World War I, Kervyn Guild, an American citizen who was born in Belgium, is captured with other Belgian refugees by the Germans. Brought before the commanding officer, General Von Reiter, Guild is offered his own freedom as well as that of the other refugees if he goes to London and returns with the officer's daughter, Karen Girard, who actually is his mistress. In the hope of saving lives, Guild consents and is sent to London where he locates Karen. Guild's suspicions are aroused when he notices that they are being protected by the German agents and hunted by the British. His instincts prove correct when he learns that Karen is carrying dispatches to the general. On their journey back, Karen falls in love with Guild and agrees to join the Belgian cause. Before they can escape, the general arrives and demands both Karen and the papers. Guild duels to defend both and fatally wounds the general. In a breach of military ethics, the dying general then gives the lovers his blessings, and grants them a pass to go through the German ... +


During World War I, Kervyn Guild, an American citizen who was born in Belgium, is captured with other Belgian refugees by the Germans. Brought before the commanding officer, General Von Reiter, Guild is offered his own freedom as well as that of the other refugees if he goes to London and returns with the officer's daughter, Karen Girard, who actually is his mistress. In the hope of saving lives, Guild consents and is sent to London where he locates Karen. Guild's suspicions are aroused when he notices that they are being protected by the German agents and hunted by the British. His instincts prove correct when he learns that Karen is carrying dispatches to the general. On their journey back, Karen falls in love with Guild and agrees to join the Belgian cause. Before they can escape, the general arrives and demands both Karen and the papers. Guild duels to defend both and fatally wounds the general. In a breach of military ethics, the dying general then gives the lovers his blessings, and grants them a pass to go through the German lines. +

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

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