Fields of Honor (1918)

Drama | 14 January 1918

Director:

Ralph Ince

Production Designer:

Hugo Ballin

Production Company:

Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Several sources imply that Cobb also wrote the scenario. The mother of Mae and Marguerite Marsh made her screen debut in this film as an extra. According to publicity for this film, Mae Marsh initiated an agreement with Goldwyn Pictures that her films would be exhibited without rental cost at any chartered social service or settlement house institution in the United States which requested ... More Less

Several sources imply that Cobb also wrote the scenario. The mother of Mae and Marguerite Marsh made her screen debut in this film as an extra. According to publicity for this film, Mae Marsh initiated an agreement with Goldwyn Pictures that her films would be exhibited without rental cost at any chartered social service or settlement house institution in the United States which requested them. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 Jan 18
p. 555.
ETR
2 Feb 18
p. 763.
MPN
9 Feb 18
p. 890.
MPW
19 Jan 18
p. 411.
MPW
2 Feb 18
p. 684.
NYDM
26 Jan 18
p. 19.
Variety
18 Jan 18
p. 42.
Wid's
24 Jan 18
pp. 892-93.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Field of Honor" by Irvin S. Cobb in The Saturday Evening Post (13 May 1916).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
14 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Marie Messereau, with her sister Helene and brother Paul, emigrates from France to America, the land of promise, accompanied by Helene's German fiancé, Hans Grossman. The four find employment, and all goes well until Paul and Hans are called back to Europe to fight in World War I. Robert Vorhis falls in love with Marie, but because a rejected suitor tells him that Marie's reputation is stained, he accompanies his parents to California to forget her. Helene contracts tuberculosis, and when Marie, in seeking the location of a hospital for consumptives, asks several men their address, she is arrested for streetwalking. Robert's father, Judge Vorhis, acquits her, but upon returning home, she discovers that Paul and Hans have been killed in battle and that her sister has committed suicide. Broken, Marie decides to return to France and is about to sail when Robert, who has been unable to forget her, rushes up the gangplank and takes her in his ... +


Marie Messereau, with her sister Helene and brother Paul, emigrates from France to America, the land of promise, accompanied by Helene's German fiancé, Hans Grossman. The four find employment, and all goes well until Paul and Hans are called back to Europe to fight in World War I. Robert Vorhis falls in love with Marie, but because a rejected suitor tells him that Marie's reputation is stained, he accompanies his parents to California to forget her. Helene contracts tuberculosis, and when Marie, in seeking the location of a hospital for consumptives, asks several men their address, she is arrested for streetwalking. Robert's father, Judge Vorhis, acquits her, but upon returning home, she discovers that Paul and Hans have been killed in battle and that her sister has committed suicide. Broken, Marie decides to return to France and is about to sail when Robert, who has been unable to forget her, rushes up the gangplank and takes her in his arms. +

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